The jail that has reduced violence by helping inmates escape from the gang – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in crime, families, gangs, murder, news, prisons, rehabilitation, young offenders by sally

‘Gang rivalries are driving up assaults in custody, but one prison has cut violent incidents by 75%.’

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The Guardian, 19th November 2014

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Women in prison: interviews with ex-offenders – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 17th, 2014 in criminal justice, news, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing, women by sally

‘Halsbury’s Law Exchange carried out interviews with six female ex-offenders as part of wider research into women in prison and the penal system. This video was first premiered at the panel discussion: Women in prison: is the penal system fit for purpose? on 11 November 2014.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th November 2014

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Oral statement to Parliament – Prisoner communications – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 12th, 2014 in confidentiality, news, prison officers, prisons, rehabilitation, telecommunications by tracey

‘Oral Statement on prisoner communications by the Secretary of State for Justice, 11 November 2015.’

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Ministry of Justice, 11th November 2014

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Powerboater injured in crash awarded £5.5m damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2014 in costs, damages, news, personal injuries, rehabilitation, sport by tracey

‘A talented young powerboater who suffered catastrophic head injuries when two boats collided during a race has been awarded £5.5 million High Court damages.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2014

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Harry Roberts: Police killer released from prison – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2014 in gangs, murder, news, police, rehabilitation, sentencing by tracey

‘Notorious police killer Harry Roberts has been released from prison. Roberts, now 78, was jailed for life for murdering three unarmed officers in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, in 1966.’

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BBC News, 12th November 2014

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Delays in prisoner rehabilitation did not breach Convention – Strasbourg Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 10th, 2014 in human rights, news, parole, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

‘Two prisoners have failed in their human rights protest against prison rehabilitation courses in the United Kingdom.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th November 2014

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Will Cornick sentence disproportionate, say youth justice campaigners – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2014 in Crown Court, murder, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Youth justice campaigners have voiced concerns over the 20-year minimum tariff given to the 16-year-old schoolboy who murdered teacher Ann Maguire.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2014

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Family Drug and Alcohol Court: A Practitioners’ and Judge’s Perspectives – Family Law Week

Posted November 4th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, care orders, courts, drug abuse, family courts, news, rehabilitation by sally

‘Sarah Jennings & Esther Lieu, 3PB, with District Judge Julie Exton look at the Family Drug and Alcohol Court.’

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Family Law Week, 31st October 2014

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Judge attacks Chris Grayling for failing to provide prisoners with healthy sex courses – Daily Telegraph

‘High Court judge says the Justice Secretary is failing in his duty to provide the course high-risk prisoners need to take before they are considered for release.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2014

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Sentence for Ann Maguire’s killer ‘out of step with rest of western Europe’ – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2014 in mental health, murder, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘The 20-year minimum sentence handed out to the killer of teacher Ann Maguire is too harsh and puts Britain out of step with more lenient attitudes in the rest of Europe, according to a leading youth justice campaigner.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2014

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Voluntary sector at forefront of new fight against reoffending – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 30th, 2014 in charities, contracting out, news, probation, recidivists, rehabilitation by sally

‘A major step towards completing the government’s crucial rehabilitation reforms was taken today, as the organisations that will play a key role in turning round the lives of offenders were announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 29th October 2014

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Q&A: Probation reforms explained – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2014 in charities, contracting out, news, probation, rehabilitation by sally

‘In June the government put into force plans to change the way the probation service runs, and forged ahead with proposals to privatise parts of it. But why are some people unhappy about this?’

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BBC News, 29th October 2014

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High security prisoners offered academic course to learn about ’causes of crime’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 29th, 2014 in news, prisons, rehabilitation, universities by sally

‘Academics from Durham University will teach criminology to prisoners and students inside Category ‘A’ jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2014

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Child offender tagging system ‘not working’ – BBC News

‘A tagging programme for child offenders is not working and results in excessive punishment, a charity has warned.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2014

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Sex Offenders, prison v treatment – CrimeLine

Posted September 18th, 2014 in imprisonment, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘In a recent case the Court of Appeal found fault with a sentence of 2 years imprisonment imposed on a man who had in his possession indecent images of children. The Court thought the appropriate starting point after trial to be in the order of 15-18 months, meaning in this case an actual sentence of 10 – 12 months, of which the offender would serve only half. So be it you might think.’

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CrimeLine, 17th September 2014

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Chris Grayling plans network of mental health centres in prisons – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2014 in mental health, news, prisons, rehabilitation by tracey

‘Chris Grayling has ordered justice ministry officials to start work on developing a network of specialist mental health centres within prisons in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2014

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Abolishing prison sentences for drug users: sensible or a step too far? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 12th, 2014 in drug abuse, health, imprisonment, news, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

‘Nick Clegg announced last week that a pledge to abolish prison sentences for the possession of drugs for personal use will form part of the Liberal Democrat’s manifesto for the next election. The manifesto commitment would include a promise to move the drug policy lead from the Home Office to the Department of Health, and would seek to divert users into treatment for their addiction, community sentences, or to civil penalties that do not attract a criminal record. The plans would even extend to the possession of Class A substances such as heroin and crack cocaine. This is a controversial proposal, but does it have merit?’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 11th August 2014

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Exclusive: Heroin addicts to be given free foil to help them kick their habit – The Independent

Posted August 8th, 2014 in drug abuse, health, news, rehabilitation by sally

‘Heroin addicts are to be given free foil – to heat up the drug – in an effort to help them kick the habit and cut the risk of contracting disease, the Government will announce tomorrow.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2014

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Understanding Serious Brain Injury – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 7th, 2014 in accidents, disabled persons, news, personal injuries, rehabilitation by sally

‘At any time, as those who have suffered a serious injury to the brain or have been close to someone who has will know, your life can be turned upside down in less than a fated second. The first news of a serious traumatic event is shocking, thoughts often turn to simply holding onto life and then anxiety over the serious permanent disability which may follow; in the mind of those involved it is very much the physical disabilities which are at the forefront.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 16th July 2014

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‘Sobriety tags’ to be worn by offenders of alcohol-linked crime in pilot scheme – The Guardian

‘People who repeatedly commit alcohol-related crime will be forced to wear ankle tags that monitor whether they are still drinking, under a year-long pilot scheme.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2014

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