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Centre for Prisons Research

We are dedicated to exploring imprisonment and other forms of coercive confinement from the perspectives of those that live and work in carceral environments.

Research and Members

Find out more about our work and our members.


What we do


We enable the sharing of theoretical and methodological expertise in conducting research in prisons and other carceral environments, with the aim of producing impactful research that influences policy and practice, as well as contributing to knowledge-growth within the academy.

A residential unit in a British prison

Find out more

The Centre for Prisons Research brings together academics, practitioners and third-sector organisations interested in better understanding the experience of coercive confinement. We welcome members from all organisations and sectors. Please contact us to find out more.