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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.

Spear, F. (2017) ‘Crisis in prison: the humanitarian issue we can’t ignore any longer’ Injustice Film Guest Blog. 01 August. [Online]. Available at <http://www.injustice-film.com/2017/08/01/crisis-in-prison-the-humanitarian-issue-we-cant-ignore-any-longer-by-faith-spear/> [accessed 01 Aug 2017]

Spear, F. (2017) ‘”On this day the only April fools are my critics”‘ ConVerse. May, p.12. [reproduced from blog with same title first published on 01 April 2017]

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:

Baines, M. (2017) ‘Squalid conditions in UK prisons ‘a humanitarian crisis,’ whistleblower tells RT’ RT UK News. 13 October. [Online]. Available at <https://www.rt.com/uk/406553-prison-overcrowding-conditions-riot/> [accessed 13 Oct 2017].

Israel, S. (2017) ‘Prison Governors Association chief: Government overhaul is ‘perverse’’ Channel 4 News. 02 August. [Online]. Available at <https://www.channel4.com/news/prison-governors-association-chief-government-overhaul-is-perverse> [accessed 02 Aug 2017].

Hirst, A. (2017) ‘‘Our prisons are in crisis’ – escalating violence and staff shortages at Highpoint and Chelmsford’ East Anglian Daily Times. 02 August. [Online]. Available at <http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/our-prisons-are-in-crisis-escalating-violence-and-staff-shortages-at-highpoint-and-chelmsford-1-5132532> [accessed 02 Aug 2017].

Hirst, A. (2017) ‘Board calls for inmates’ expertise to be put to use repairing Hollesley Bay prison’ East Anglian Daily Times. 27 July. [Online]. Available at <http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/board-calls-for-inmates-expertise-to-be-put-to-use-repairing-hollesley-bay-prison-1-5125065> [accessed 27 July 2017].

Leech, M. (2017) ‘The IMB Member Fired For Telling The Truth’ ConVerse. July, pp.12-13.

Chisnall, I. (2017) ‘A few PCC’s understand their role’ ianchisnall blog. 20 July. [Online]. Available at <https://ianchisnall.wordpress.com/2017/07/20/a-few-pccs-understand-their-role/> [accessed 21 Jul 2017].

BBC News (2017) BBC News Live at 7pm, 19 July. Available at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08y9vdp> [accessed 20 July 2017].

Cawley, L. (2017) ‘The prison monitor sacked after voicing her concerns’ BBC News. 12 July. [Online]. Available at <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39113391> [accessed 12 Jul 2017].

Interview: Former IMB Chair Faith Spear shares concerns which got her sacked (2017) Injustice Documentary. 20 June. [Online]. Available at <http://www.injustice-film.com/2017/06/20/former-imb-chair-faith-spear-shares-concerns-which-got-her-sacked/> [accessed 20 June 2017]

Leech, M. (2017) ‘Editors Addition to “On this day the only April fools are my critics”‘ ConVerse. May, p.12.

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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