Record Details

NGOHoward League for Penal Reform
AddressHoward League for Penal Reform, 1 Ardleigh Rd, London, N1 4HS
Telephone020 72497373
Background InformationThe Howard League for Penal Reform campaigns for progressive reform of the prison system in England and Wales, viewing the current system as expensive, brutalising and failing, yet at the same time rapidly expanding. The predecessor body, the Howard Association, was named after the pioneering 18th century penal reformer John Howard. Prior to the abolition of the death penalty in 1965, the League established the National Council Against Capital Punishment. The current organisation was formed in 1921, when the Howard Association (formed in 1866) merged with the Penal Reform League, which had been founded in 1907. In 1948 the League absorbed the National Council for the Abolition of the Death Penalty, which had been formed in 1925. Sources:; Barberis et al 2000 pp371-2;
Year Created1921
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesHoward Association (1866-1921); Penal Reform League (1907-1921); National Council for the Abolition of the Death Penalty (1925-1948)
Related OrganisationsNational Council Against Capital Punishment
KeywordsLegal affairs, the justice system and crime.
Last Edited ByJRM at 21/08/2007 15:29:47