Prison ‘crisis’ denied by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2014 in news, prisons, reports, statistics, violence, young offenders by tracey

‘Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has admitted to the BBC that prisons in England and Wales face problems with violence, suicides and staff shortages.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2014

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£230m wasted on needlessly holding people on remand, says Howard League – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2014 in budgets, charities, news, prisons, remand, sentencing, statistics by tracey

‘Up to £230m has been spent “needlessly” holding people on remand in custody who eventually avoided jail, a penal reform charity has said. More than 35,000 people kept on remand in 2013 went on to be either acquitted or be given non-custodial sentences, according to new figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform from the Ministry of Justice through a Freedom of Information request.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2014

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Andy Coulson eligible for move from Belmarsh prison – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2014 in conspiracy, interception, media, news, prisons, privacy, retrials, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s former director of communications, looks set to be moved from high-security Belmarsh prison after finally being classified as posing no risk to society.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2014

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April Jones killer denied compensation for jail attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2014 in assault, compensation, news, prisons by sally

‘Mark Bridger is refused permission to move prisons and is also denied compensation after he was slashed across the face by a fellow inmate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2014

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Veto of human rights rulings will damage Britain’s stance on Iraq, Dominc Grieve warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2014 in elections, human rights, international relations, news, prisons, veto by sally

‘Dominic Grieve warns that a veto on European Court of Human Rights rulings would be a ‘disaster’ and would would place Britain in ‘great difficulty in terms of our international standing on human rights’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2014

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Ombudsman slams prison service on suicides – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2014 in news, ombudsmen, prisons, suicide by sally

‘Failings in the prison service are leaving “vulnerable and isolated” young people at risk from suicide and self-harm, the Prison Ombudsman has concluded.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2014

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European court says UK ban on prisoners voting ‘breaches their human rights’ – but won’t grant them compensation – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2014 in compensation, elections, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘Britain’s blanket ban denying all prisoners the vote is a breach of human rights, European judges have ruled – but those jailed will not receive any costs or compensation.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2014

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UK prisoners denied the vote should not be paid compensation, ECHR rules – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2014 in compensation, courts, elections, electoral register, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘The European court of human rights (ECHR) has ruled that prisoners who have not been allowed to vote should not be paid compensation.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2014

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Strasbourg payout ruling due on jail vote ban – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2014 in compensation, courts, elections, electoral register, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is due to rule on whether prisoners who have been denied the vote should get compensation.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2014

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Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s policy ‘responsible for prisoner suicides’ – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2014 in news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘Chief Inspector slams Justice Secretary for failures on staffing and overcrowding.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2014

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‘Hardcore’ criminals with 100 convictions avoid prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2014 in assault, crime, crime prevention, criminal damage, news, prisons, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A “hardcore” of repeat offenders, some with more than 100 convictions, are avoiding prison in record numbers, ministers have admitted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

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Florea v Judicial Authority Carei Courthouse, Satu Mare County, Romania – WLR Daily

Posted August 4th, 2014 in appeals, extradition, human rights, law reports, prisons by sally

Florea v Judicial Authority Carei Courthouse, Satu Mare County, Romania [2014] EWHC 2528 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 356

‘Where there was a real likelihood that a prisoner would serve a sentence in personal space of less than three metres, a serious issue of breach of article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms arose, without the need for other aggravating features and despite the good faith of the Government in seeking to address a problem of historic inadequacy in the prison estate.’

WLR Daily, 30th July 2014

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‘Concern’ over more than fifth of prisons – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2014 in death in custody, fugitive offenders, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is “of concern”, a government body has said.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2014

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Regina (LD and others) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Posted July 24th, 2014 in human rights, law reports, prisons, stop and search, women by sally

Regina (LD and others) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] WLR (D) 333

‘The policy contained in Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 67/2011 of targeted strip-searching of women prisoners was not in breach of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 17th July 2014

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Number of prisoners over 60 in England and Wales doubles in 10 years – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2014 in elderly, news, prisons, statistics by sally

‘The number of prisoners over the age of 60 in jail in England and Wales has nearly doubled over the past decade to 3,577, according to the latest Ministry of Justice figures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2014

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Ministry of Justice recruits redundant prison officers to ease jail crisis – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2014 in news, prison officers, prisons, redundancy by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is trying to re-employ more than 2,000 prison officers who only recently took voluntary redundancy, in a move to avert a crisis triggered by the rising number of prisoners in Britain’s jails.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2014

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Chief inspector of prisons: Conditions ‘getting worse’ – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2014 in news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘There has been a “significant” and worrying deterioration in the standards of British jails, the chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales says.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2014

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700 new convictions for ‘historical sex abuse’ pushing up prison population – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2014 in news, prisons, select committees, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, says sex offenders found guilty of historical crimes are partly to blame for a 1,600 year-on-year rise in prison numbers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2014

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Prisoner Anthony Douglas accidentally released because of shared surname – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2014 in inquiries, mistake, news, prisons, release on licence by tracey

‘Inquiry launched into how man with same surname as another inmate due to come out came to be released from HMP Hewell.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2014

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Prison law legal aid appeal granted – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 4th, 2014 in appeals, legal aid, news, parole, prisons by tracey

‘The fight by two charities against cuts to prison law legal aid will continue after the Court of Appeal granted permission to appeal the High Court’s rejection of the challenge.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd July 2014

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