Dexter Dias QC argues against the high levels of custody and prison overcrowding in the criminal justice system

Tuesday 26 November 2013

In an article for the The Barrister magazine, published online today, Garden Court's Dexter Dias QC, presently on a Research Fellowship at Harvard, argues against the over-reliance placed on prison by the criminal justice system.

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With over 85,000 people in custody in England and Wales - which is close to the record high - and 19,000 people sharing cells designed for single occupation, Dexter argues that we need to think again about custody and draws some lessons from his research at Harvard University.

The article is available via The Barrister magazine. You can follow Dexter's research on Twitter and via his blog, Justice Brief.

Dexter Dias QC is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Prison Law team.

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