Upholding rights, dignity

First of all, there must be a consensus that a prison is an institution of civilization and democracy. Secondly, that prisoners are humans who have rights. Thirdly, that specialized staff are required and living conditions must not be wretched. If we agree on the above, then we must put this into practice using a judicial and social control system ensuring that offenders’ rights are upheld. (1) Yiannis Panoussis is a professor of criminology