Prison safety ‘deteriorating’ in England and Wales, say MPs – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2016 in news, prison officers, prisons, reports, select committees, suicide, violence by sally

‘Prison safety in England and Wales has “deteriorated further” and urgently needs improving as figures show escalating self-harm, violence and disorder, a group of MPs has said.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2016

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UK prison system ‘in total meltdown’ as sexual assaults and violent crimes soar in jails – The Independent

Posted April 29th, 2016 in news, prisons, statistics, suicide, violence by tracey

‘An alarming rise in the number of murders, sexual assaults and attempted hangings has sparked warnings the prison system is on the “verge of collpase”.’

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The Independent, 28th April 2016

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What sort of justice do survivors of sexual war crimes want? – The Guardian

‘Convicting perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict is a milestone but we also need to enable survivors to build their future.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2016

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HMP Doncaster: Inspectors criticise safety at ‘very poor’ site – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2016 in health & safety, news, prisons, reports, violence by tracey

‘A prison branded inadequate two years ago remains “very poor”, with “many violent incidents” leaving staff and inmates injured, inspectors have said. Privately-run HMP Doncaster suffered from a “lack of staff” and “ineffective initiatives” aimed at reducing violence, a report said.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2016

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Twitter to train prosecutors in fight against online abuse – The Guardian

‘Twitter is to train prosecutors in England and Wales to better fight online abuse, as the internet is increasingly used as a weapon by perpetrators of domestic abuse, rape and sexual violence against women.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2016

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Violent murderer entitled to compensation for human rights breach, judge finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2016 in compensation, delay, human rights, murder, news, prisons, violence by sally

‘The High Court has ruled that Anwar Hussain was a victim of a ‘systematic failure’ after his Parole Board hearing was delayed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2016

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Vulnerable victims of violence ‘at risk’ over funding uncertainty – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in bills, budgets, news, refugees, victims, violence, women by sally

‘The most vulnerable victims of violent crimes, including abused women and refugees, are being put at a greater risk over uncertainty in funding to frontline services, officials have warned in a letter to the government. Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) from across England have called on the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to provide urgent clarification of the grants available to victims’ services.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2016

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‘I was violently attacked but my case was dropped because I had been drinking’ – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, assault, news, victims, violence, witnesses, women by sally

‘After I was mugged, a suspect was arrested but the case was dropped because of ‘grave concerns’ about the credibility of my evidence. Can a new law protect thousands of women like me?’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2016

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Hidden rise in violent crime driven by growth in violence against women – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2016 in crime, domestic violence, news, statistics, violence, women by sally

‘Women are bearing the brunt of an invisible rise in violent crime, a new analysis shows. Domestic violence and violence against women have increased since 2009, researchers found, pushing up overall levels of violent crime.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2016

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Gang members banned from Birmingham’s Ladywood – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2016 in gangs, injunctions, news, violence by tracey

‘Three brothers and a friend have been banned for two years from the area of Birmingham in which they live following the imposition of gang injunctions.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2016

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Nathan Matthews case reignites debate over violent sexual images – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2015 in child abuse, news, pornography, sexual offences, violence, violent offenders by sally

‘The conviction of Nathan Matthews will focus attention once more on the threat posed to women and children by the viewing of violent pornography and sexual abuse online.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2015

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Offences against the person – modernising the law on violence – Law Commission

Posted November 6th, 2015 in assault, Law Commission, press releases, violence by tracey

‘New rules are needed to tackle violent offences and make better use of court time, according to the Law Commission.’

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Law Commission, 3rd November 2015

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Let magistrates deal with more assault cases, says law reform body – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2015 in assault, courts, Law Commission, legislation, magistrates, news, reports, violence by sally

‘Magistrates courts should be empowered to deal with thousands more assault charges every year rather than sending too many cases for expensive trial in the crown court, the Law Commission has said.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2015

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Reform violent crime laws and re-name GBH and ABH offences, say experts – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 3rd, 2015 in assault, crime, Law Commission, legislation, news, reports, violence by sally

”Archaic’ language on violent crime dating back more than 150 years must be updated, says Law Commission.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2015

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School crime reports topped 30,000 in 2014 – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2015 in crime, education, news, statistics, theft, violence by tracey

‘More than 30,000 alleged crimes linked to schools were reported to police in 2014, a BBC investigation has found. The figure – for England, Wales and Northern Ireland -is equivalent to 160 allegations per school day. Theft and violent crime were the most common types of offence to be reported.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2015

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Cookham Wood: chief prisons inspector finds ‘systemic problems’ – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2015 in news, prisons, reports, violence, young offenders by sally

‘A high level of violence inside Cookham Wood youth jail, including 61 assaults and 92 fights within just six months, reflects systemic problems in young offenders institutions across England, prison inspectors have warned.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2015

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Lawyer warns of staff violence and inadequate care in private immigrant detention centres – The Independent

Posted August 17th, 2015 in detention, immigration, medical treatment, news, violence by sally

‘Immigrants held in privately-run detention centres are facing physical violence from staff, gross failures in medical care and at worse preventable death, a leading civil liberties lawyer has warned.’

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The Independent, 16th August 2015

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Conditions at Pentonville Prison so bad that staff can’t be bothered to mop up blood stains, report finds – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2015 in drug abuse, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, violence by sally

‘Conditions at Pentonville Prison have been criticised in a damning reports cataloguing blood stained cells, habitual violence and prisoners claiming to have easy access to drugs.

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The Independent, 23rd June 2015

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Met police to step up targeted stop and search amid surge in knife-crime – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police are to step up their use of targeted stop-and-search operations in high knife-crime areas of London due to a recent rise in stabbings in the capital.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2015

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Victim of alleged paedophile hunters jailed for 12 months – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2015 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, victims, violence by tracey

‘A man attacked and filmed by a group of alleged vigilante paedophile hunters has been jailed for 12 months.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2015

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