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In addition to The Criminal Justice Blog, Faith Spear writes for academic journals, magazines and press. A small selection of her recent work is listed below.

Scott, D. and Spear, F. (2016)  ‘Constance Lytton: Living for a Cause’ in: Scott. D. (ed) Emancipatory Politics and Praxis: An anthology of essays written for the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 2013-16. London: EG Press.

Mallet, D. (2016) ‘Whistle Blower Without A Whistle’ in: Leech, M. (ed) The Prisons Handbook. 18th edn. High Peak, Derbyshire: Prisons.Org.UK Ltd.

Mallet, D. (2016) ‘Whistle-Blower Without A Whistle’ ConVerse. April. pp. 10-12.

Scott, D. and Spear, F. (2014) ‘Counterblast: 100 Years On: Constance Lytton/ Jane Warton Prisons and Prisoners’ Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 53 (4) September. pp. 428-433. doi: 10.111/hojo.12089

Spear, F. (2014) My world in an open prison. No Offence! CIC Guest Blog. 27 June. [Online]. Available at <http://www.no-offence.org/news-item/436-my-world-in-an-open-prison/>

 

In addition, Faith’s views and activities are kindly mentioned by others in their writings and their work. A small selection of recent articles and broadcasts is listed below in chronological order, most recent first:

Miraj, A. (2017) ‘Celebrate the contrarians who have changed British life for the better’ CityAM. 28 April. [Online]. Available at <http://www.cityam.com/263710/celebrate-contrarians-have-changed-british-life-better> [accessed 28 April 2017]

Bulman, M. (2017) ‘Government plans to crack down on drones in prisons branded ‘public relations exercise’ by prison experts’ The Independent. 17 April. [Online]. Available at <http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/drones-prisons-ministry-of-justice-jails-liz-truss-sam-gyimah-a7686561.html> [accessed 17 April 2017]

BBC News (2017) BBC News, 17 April. Available at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08msdsn> [accessed 17 April 2017]. (watch from 14.20 to 14.24)

Robins, J. (2017) ‘If no one takes any notice of what you’re saying. What is the point?’ The Justice Gap. 01 March. [Online]. Available at <http://thejusticegap.com/2017/03/no-one-takes-notice-youre-saying-point/> [accessed 01 March 2017]

Robins, J. (2017) ‘Independent Monitoring Board: the Eyes and Ears’ New Law Journal. 31 January. [Online]. Available at <https://www.newlawjournal.co.uk/blogs/201701/independent-monitoring-board-eyes-and-ears> [accessed 01 March 2017]

Robins, J. (2017) ‘Independent Monitoring Board: the Eyes and Ears’ Halsburys Law Exchange. 31 January. [Online]. Available at <http://www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk/independent-monitoring-board-the-eyes-and-ears/> [accessed 01 March 2017]

Kat Orman Show (2017) BBC Radio Oxford, 30 January. Available at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04prrhj> [accessed 30 Jan 2017]. (Link valid until Thursday 02 March 2017, listen from 10:10 to 54:40)

Robins, J. (2017) ‘IMB: The eyes and the ears’ Criminal Law and Justice Weekly. 27 January. [Online]. Available at <https://www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk/comment/IMB-Eyes-and-Ears> [accessed 01 March 2017]

Phil Williams Show (2017) BBC Radio 5 Live, 17 January. Available at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088hw6q> [accessed 19 Jan 2017]. (Link valid until Friday 17 Feb 2017, listen from 42:00 to 52:15)

The Broad Agenda (2017) Ipswich Community Radio, 16 January. Available at <http://www.icrfm.com/show/the-broad-agenda/> [accessed 17 Jan 2017]. (listen from 23:00 to 38:10)

Smith, P. (2017) ‘Former Prison Monitor Says The Government Fired Her For Speaking Up About Reform’ BuzzFeed News UK. 16 January. [Online]. Available at <https://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/former-prison-monitor-says-the-government-fired-her-for-spea?utm_term=.pnAdrxjZb#.bt37pk2a1> [accessed 16 Jan 2017].

Leech, M. (2017) ‘IMB Chairman Faith Spear Sacked Over Reform Concerns’ ConVerse. January, p.1; p.8.

Hirst, A. (2017) ‘Hollesley Bay’s watchdog chairman vows to continue campaign for reform after termination from justice minister’ East Anglian Daily Times. 12 January. [Online]. Available at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-3648934> [accessed 12 Jan 2017].

Cawley, L. (2017) ‘Prison watchdog chairman Faith Spear sacked over reform concerns’ BBC Suffolk. 10 January. [Online]. Available at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-3648934> [accessed 10 Jan 2017].

Mark Murphy Breakfast show (2017) BBC Radio Suffolk, 10 January. Available at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04lt08n> [accessed 11 Jan 2017]. (Link valid until Thursday 09 Feb 2017)

Steve Foster Drive Time (2017) BBC Radio Suffolk, 09 January. Available at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04lt146> [accessed 10 Jan 2017]. (Link valid until Wednesday 08 Feb 2017)

Adwent, C. (2017) ‘Prison reform is taking too long, say ex-Hollesley Bay IMB chairman and former inmate’ East Anglian Daily Times. 05 January. [Online]. Available at <http://www.eadt.co.uk/ea-life/prison_reform_is_taking_too_long_say_ex_hollesley_bay_imb_chairman_and_former_inmate_1_4837707> [accessed 05 January 2017].

Adwent, C. (2016) ‘Suffolk prison reforming whistleblower to appeal decision to dismiss her’ East Anglian Daily Times. 19 December. [Online]. Available at <http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk_prison_reforming_whistleblower_to_appeal_decision_to_dismiss_her_1_4821139> [accessed 11 November 2016].

Leech, M. (2016) ”Independent’: It Means What It Says Stupid’ [Prisons Inside Out blog dated 21 November]. Available at <https://prisonsinsideout.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/independent-it-means-what-it-says-stupid/> [accessed 21 November 2016].

Hirst, A. (2016) ‘Hollesley Bay ‘whistle-blower’ promises to take ‘more robust action’ over prison reform following disciplinary hearing’ East Anglian Daily Times. 21 November. [Online]. Available at <http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/chairman_of_hollesley_bay_prison_s_imb_urges_government_to_take_note_after_protest_by_prison_officers_association_1_477819> [accessed 21 November 2016].

Hirst, A. (2016) ‘Chairman of Hollesley Bay prison’s IMB urges Government to ‘take note’ after protest by Prison Officers’ Association’ East Anglian Daily Times. 16 November. [Online]. Available at <http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/chairman_of_hollesley_bay_prison_s_imb_urges_government_to_take_note_after_protest_by_prison_officers_association_1_4778197> [accessed 16 November 2016].

Adwent, C. (2016) ‘‘Scapegoat’ claim as Hollesley Bay monitoring board chairman faces disciplinary hearing’ East Anglian Daily Times. 11 November. [Online]. Available at <http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/scapegoat_claim_as_hollesley_bay_monitoring_board_chairman_faces_disciplinary_hearing_1_4771550> [accessed 11 November 2016].

Cawley, L. (2016) ‘Hollesley Bay Prison ‘whistleblower’ is suspended’ BBC Suffolk. 09 June. [Online]. Available at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-36489346> [accessed 09 June 2016].

Mayhew, F. (2016) ‘Government suspends prison monitoring board chairman after she spoke to local newspaper about ‘bullying’’ Press Gazette. 08 June. [Online]. Available at <http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/government-suspends-prison-monitoring-board-chairman-after-speaking-to-local-newspaper/> [accessed 08 June 2016].

Leech, M. (2016) ‘IMBs need no permission to speak to the media – official!’ [Prisons Inside Out blog dated 07 June]. Available at <https://prisonsinsideout.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/imbs-need-no-permission-to-speak-to-the-media-official/> [accessed 07 June 2016].

Dunt, I. (2016) ‘Lock down: Prisons minister suspends whistleblower’ Politics.co.uk 03 June. [Online]. Available at <http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2016/06/03/lock-down-prisons-minister-suspends-whistleblower> [accessed 03 June 2016].

Adwent, C. (2016) ‘Prisons Minister suspends Suffolk prison monitoring board head over talking to reporter’ East Anglian Daily Times. 03 June. [Online]. Available at <http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/prisons_minister_suspends_suffolk_prison_monitoring_board_head_over_talking_to_reporter_1_4561476> [accessed 03 June 2016].

Adwent, C. (2016) ‘Impasse over monitoring of Hollesley Bay Prison continues after fall-out’ East Anglian Daily Times. 03 June. [Online]. Available at <http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/impasse_over_monitoring_of_hollesley_bay_prison_continues_after_fall_out_1_4562153> [accessed 08 June 2016].

Leech, M. (2016) ‘Bullying The Whistle Blower’ [Prisons Inside Out blog dated 02 June]. Available at <https://prisonsinsideout.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/bullying-the-whistle-blower/> [accessed 02 June 2017].

Sullivan, P. (2016) ‘“I will not be silenced!”’ Inside Time. 31 May. [Online]. Available at <http://insidetime.org/i-will-not-silenced/> [accessed 01 June 2016].

Adwent, C. (2016) ‘Ostracised Hollesley prison monitoring board head awaits outcome of inquiry’ East Anglian Daily Times. 31 May. [Online]. Available at <http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/ostracised_hollesley_prison_monitoring_board_head_awaits_outcome_of_inquiry_1_4556932> [accessed 31 May 2016].

Adwent, C. (2016) ‘Uncivil war breaks out over alleged ‘coup’ on Hollesley Bay prison’s monitoring board’ East Anglian Daily Times. 04 May. [Online]. Available at <http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/uncivil_war_breaks_out_over_alleged_coup_on_hollesley_bay_prison_s_monitoring_board_1_4520927> [accessed 04 May 2016].

Dunt, I. (2016) ‘Targeting the whistleblower: Prison critic fights for her job’ Politics.co.uk  29 April. [Online]. Available at <http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2016/04/29/targeting-the-whistleblower-prison-critic-fights-for-her-job> [accessed 29 April 2016].

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