PAS Director, Lubia Begum-Rob, pays warm tribute to former PAS trustee, Eric Allison, who has died at the age of 79.
In a heartfelt tribute to Eric, written earlier today, Lubia says, “A powerful voice for prisoners’ rights in this country is now silent”.
Eric began offending at a very young age and spent a total of 16 years in prison, quickly becoming concerned about abuses he witnessed within the system. In 1995, Eric co-authored ‘Strangeways 1990: A Serious Disturbance’ on the causes of the 1990 prison riots. From 2003, he wrote for The Guardian as Prisons Correspondent, which won him the Amnesty International Prize for Investigative Journalism in 2013. Eric was a PAS trustee from August 2014 until April 2020.