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Aug 29, 2019

The Butler Trust Publishes ‘The Good Book Of Prisons’

The Butler Trust is pleased to announce the publication of the overall findings, and updated detailed reports on each jail, from Simon Shepherd’s tour of all 102 closed adult prisons in England & Wales, in a free downloadable e-book and online at The Good Book of Prisons.
Nov 20, 2018

The Butler Trust on tour: The Good Book of Prisons

During a year in which prisons again made negative headlines, the Butler Trust’s Director, Simon Shepherd, has been quietly exploring the opposite: what’s positive about our prisons? In an ambitious undertaking, he’s visiting every closed prison in England and Wales to ask individual groups of prisoners, officers, and managers, an unusual question: “What’s good about this prison?”
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