By Christopher Zoukis In a recent speech, newly-appointed UK Secretary of State for Justice, MP Michael Gove echoed what so many prison reform advocates have been saying for decades: education is key to reducing recidivism. In doing so, he appears to be demonstrating a commitment to making prison education a top priority in his portfolio. Gove…

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Image courtesy independent.co.uk By Nigel Morris A blanket ban on books being sent to prisoners in England and Wales was declared unlawful on Friday in the High Court. The challenge to Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s controversial policy was brought by Barbara Gordon-Jones, an inmate with a degree and a doctorate in English literature. Restrictions on…

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