The Lockdown is a show all about prisons and the criminal justice system in Britain. Hosts Oonagh Ryder and Sam Swann explore the role the criminal justice system plays in creating and perpetuating many of the problems the left is fighting today. With the help of expert guests, Oonagh and Sam consider how we can radically change our approach to crime, punishment and responding to harm.
The Virus in the Prisons
Safety First: Sex Work and the Criminal Justice System
A World Without Prisons?
The Never-Ending Sentence
Profits and the Prison Industry
Policing by Consent?
Police Line: Do Not Cross
Deaths in State Custody 2: INQUEST
Deaths in State Custody 1: Justice for Sean Rigg
The Lockdown: Gangs and Violence: What’s Going On?
Hosts Oonagh Ryder and Sam Swann speak to Patrick Williams, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, about the media and government focus on ‘gangs’, how this relates to the reality of violence and the impact this has on black and minority ethnic communities in Britain.
Prison Island: Prison Expansion in the UK
Back with a new series, hosts Oonagh Ryder and Sam Swann speak to Nicole, a researcher at Corporate Watch about the British government’s plans for prison expansion, how this will impact people inside and outside prisons and how communities across the country are resisting.
“Just Paint the Walls Pink”: Gender, Prison and Carceral Feminism
Oonagh Ryder speaks to Mo Mansfield, a social justice campaigner and women’s sector professional. They discuss what carceral feminism is, how it has helped to expand and entrench the criminal justice system and how we can move beyond this towards an abolitionist feminism.