We’ve given an interview on BBC Radio Wales to discuss Government plans to have former offenders as mentors. You can listen to the interview below.
We’ve given an interview to BBC West Midlands, talking about the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You can listen to the interview below.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Christopher Stacey discusses on Radio Wales the issue of prisoners working both in and outside of prison. The interview can be listened to below.
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.
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.
- Published in Unlock in the media
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)
- Looking to the future: incentivising employment of people with convictions Posted on: Jun 1st, 2020
It’s fair to say 2020 has been a year of major change – and…
- Big news! Two new job vacancies at Unlock Posted on: Jun 1st, 2020
We're excited to announce two new job vacancies. We're looking for…
- May 2020 update on research understanding the influence of an early life criminal record on adult life courses Posted on: May 30th, 2020
Nicola Collett, a PhD student at Keele University, is currently…
- Monthly update - May 2020 Posted on: May 28th, 2020
We've just published our update for May…
- What's the impact of Covid-19 on people with criminal records? Posted on: May 1st, 2020
Covid-19 and the social distancing measures introduced to help…