This issue includes an editorial celebration of the penal press, a personal account of recidivism, an article focussing on the trials and tribulations of the family members of a prisoner, and a lengthy piece about the problems faced by a prisoner returning to the community. Other pieces discuss topics such as the difference between reform and punishment, donations of blood from prisoners to the Red Cross, and the debate over open prisons.

KEYWORDS: recidivism, rehabilitation, self-reform, Red Cross, redemption, solitary, open prisons

Coded by: Kate Garrett