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Thinking Allowed: Rio, protests and the World Cup & dying in prison

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Updated 15 Jul 2014
What is the impact of such sporting 'mega-events' on the people who live in the host cities? And why is there an increasing number of older men who...

Why books are a lifeline for prisoners

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Updated 07 Apr 2014
The Independent's Terence Blacker was on a visit to a prison to talk about the benefits of reading, when he heard about the ban on books. Where...

Thinking Allowed - Russian women prisoners

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Introductory level Updated 30 Jan 2013
In the light of Pussy Riot's imprisonment, Thinking Allowed looks at research on Russia's distinctive penal geography

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Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies, and the phenomenon commands increasing attention from health professionals,...