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27 April 2020

Dr Ruth Mann

We were very sad to hear that Dr Ruth Mann passed away over the weekend. Ruth has been a friend to PRT for many years and many of us knew her well. It is unusual for someone to be able to combine prison research at the highest standards with a positive, humane sensibility that inspires hope. But that rare combination seemed to come naturally to Ruth. Her work consistently championed the supportive, decent and life-changing dimensions of prisons that bring out the best in staff and prisoners. She was a pioneer in her vision of a rehabilitative culture, seeing the potential in people to create caring and purposeful institutions. Anyone who knew or worked with Ruth could only be improved and uplifted by the experience. Her legacy is immense, and we will treasure it.