We’ve contributed to a discussion on BBC Essex, looking at the news that Harlow Council is seeking to amend their housing allocations policy which would mean that people with convictions would be banned from join the housing list. You can listen to the interview below. The was followed by an article in the Guardian, which

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CRB’s and second chances

Monday, 07 January 2013 by

As part of of the ongoing Court of Appeal case about CRB checks, we’ve written an article for thejusticegap.com. You can read the article here.

Banking before release

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 by

We’ve written a letter in this month’s edition of Inside Time, the prison newspaper, updating people on the progress of our Unlocking Banking project. You can read the letter here.

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Our Christopher Stacey has written an article for the Probation Journal, looking at the marketisation of the criminal justice system, and asking a simple question; who is the customer? You can read the article here.

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The news that prospective Coventry Blaze ice hockey team player Mike Denton has been refused a visa to enter the country because of his criminal conviction, sparks the debate of whether reformed offenders should be given a second chance. We contribute to a discussion on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. You can listen to the interview

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Working prisoners

Friday, 10 August 2012 by

Christopher Stacey discusses on Radio Wales the issue of prisoners working both in and outside of prison. The interview can be listened to below.

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Prisoners who take jobs outside jail have launched a High Court challenge to keep a great share of their wages, claiming too much goes to victim support. We’re featured in the article as we’re supporting the case. Read the article here.

We’ve taken part in a Radio 4 discussion about insurance and convictions. The piece can be listened to below. There is also a link to more information about the piece here.

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Should Luke McCormick be able to play professional football once he’s released from prison? Christopher Stacey speaks to BBC Wiltshire on the need for society to allow law-abiding people with convictions to move on with their lives once they’ve completed their sentence. The interview is available to listen to below.

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We’ve taken part in a radio discussion on BBC West Midlands to discuss a local council with a proposed policy of carrying out police checks on potential council tenants. This is available to listen to below (in two parts)

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From thief to fighter for reform

Sunday, 11 December 2011 by

Our Christopher Stacey features in the Metro, talking about our efforts to push through changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and our recent launch of the Disclosure Calculator. Read the article online here.

The Sunday Times have featured in their Money section a letter from somebody whose son is experiencing difficulties getting insurance. We spoke with the journalist last week, and provided her with some advice, which led to the person eventually finding some cover, and we’re featured in the published response (see below).

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