Second terror suspect returned to prison as officers begin working through list of 69 suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2019 in early release, imprisonment, news, police, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, terrorism by tracey

‘A total of 69 violent jihadists, who have been released from prison early, will have their licence conditions tightened as part of the government’s crackdown in the wake of Usman Khan’s London Bridge attack.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2019

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Extinction Rebellion: The ‘reluctant activists’ facing criminal records – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in climate change, demonstrations, imprisonment, news, public order by sally

‘Thousands of people from across the UK have been arrested this year as part of climate change protests that police said have stretched resources.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2019

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Homelessness and Offending Rates – An Inextricable Link – Pump Court Chambers

Posted November 28th, 2019 in homelessness, housing, imprisonment, local government, news, probation by sally

‘The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) 2017 came into effect on 3rd April 2018 and places new legal duties on local authorities so that everyone who is homeless, or at risk of homelessness, should have access to meaningful help, irrespective of their priority need status, as long as they are eligible for assistance. The Act amends part VII of the Housing Act 1996 and is arguably the biggest change in homelessness legislation since the Housing
(Homelessness Persons) Act 1977.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 12th November 2019

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‘Pitiful’ £350 fines for fox hunters caught in video footage – BBC News

‘An animal welfare charity has called for people who illegally hunt foxes to be given prison sentences – after two men were fined a “pitiful” £350.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2019

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Number of criminals given immediate custodial sentences at lowest level for a decade – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 15th, 2019 in criminal justice, fines, imprisonment, Ministry of Justice, news, sentencing, statistics by tracey

‘The number of convicted criminals who are sent straight to jail is at its lowest level for a decade, despite crime rising steadily over the same period, the latest figures have revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2019

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IPP sentencing regime in England and Wales called ‘deeply harmful’ – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2019 in imprisonment, news, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Justice officials in England and Wales are facing renewed calls to deal with thousands of prisoners still jailed under an abolished Kafkaesque sentencing regime that a report has branded “deeply harmful” for families.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2019

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Who decides the length of prison sentences?

Posted October 2nd, 2019 in imprisonment, news, release on licence, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Serious criminals will face “tougher” jail sentences, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2019

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Prison governor attacks ‘fantasy’ that criminals can be rehabilitated behind bars – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2019 in imprisonment, news, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing by tracey

‘Rehabilitation of criminals is a “fantasy” as the prison system cannot be expected to undo a lifetime of troubles in a few months, a leading official has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2019

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EU children in custody to be stripped of rights as Home Office prevents them from applying for settled status – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2019 in brexit, children, EC law, immigration, imprisonment, news, young offenders by tracey

‘Dozens of vulnerable EU children serving jail sentences in Britain could be stripped of their immigration rights after Brexit because the Home Office is refusing to let them apply for settled status.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2019

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Government must end ‘irreparable harm’ inflicted on children whose mothers are in prison, warn MPs – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2019 in children, families, imprisonment, news, select committees, sentencing, women by tracey

‘The government needs to take action to end the “irreparable harm” inflicted on children whose mothers are in prison, MPs and peers have warned. Courts often do not have adequate information about whether a defendant has children and how a sentence would impact their lives, the Joint Committee on Human Rights said.’

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The Independent, 9th September 2019

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Epic jail: inside the UK’s optimised ‘super-prison’ warehouses – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2019 in computer programs, imprisonment, news, prisons, statistics, violence by sally

‘Inmate deaths are up by 20% in the UK, the most incarcerated nation in western Europe. Can prisons designed using virtual reality modelling undo the harm?’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2019

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Police chief: Attackers of PCs ‘must be jailed, no ifs no buts’ – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2019 in assault, emergency services, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Harsher sentences for people who attack police officers “would be very welcome”, the head of the national body for police bosses has said.’

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BBC News, 25th August 2019

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Prisoners Sentenced Under Now Abolished IPP Law ‘Give Up Hope Of Release’ – Rights Info

Posted April 12th, 2019 in imprisonment, limitations, mental health, news, parole, public interest, statistics by sally

‘Prisoners who were sentenced under the imprisonment for public protection (IPP) sentence are facing increasing mental health issues and a loss of trust in the justice system as they remain imprisoned without a set release date.’

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Rights Info, 11th April 2019

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Abolish prison terms of under a year to ease safety crisis, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2019 in health & safety, imprisonment, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘Offenders should no longer be given sentences of under a year to ease the “enduring” prison safety crisis in England Wales, MPs have said in a damning report.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2019

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Number of people in jail for terrorism offences falls for first time since 2013 – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2019 in imprisonment, news, statistics, terrorism by sally

‘The number of prisoners in custody for terrorism offences has fallen for the first time in five years, official figures show.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2019

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‘The day I went to prison, I got my life back’ – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2019 in domestic violence, imprisonment, news, women by sally

‘For many people, receiving a jail sentence would be the worst thing that ever happened to them. But when you’ve been experiencing domestic abuse – as most female prisoners have – you may see things slightly differently.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2019

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Men who wrongly served 24 years in prison denied compensation – The Independent

‘Two men who between them spent 24 years in prison before their convictions were overturned are not entitled to compensation, judges have ruled.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2019

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More than half of young people in jail are of BME background – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in imprisonment, minorities, news, sentencing, statistics, young offenders by sally

‘More than half of the inmates held in prisons for young people in England and Wales are from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background, the highest proportion on record, the prisons watchdog has said, prompting warnings that youth jails have hit “American” levels of disproportionality.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2019

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Renew treason laws to jail enemies of the state for life, says thinktank – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2018 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, terrorism, treason by tracey

‘Ancient treason laws should be renewed to allow enemies of the state to be jailed for life, a right-leaning thinktank has recommended. Britons who betray the country through acts of terror or by aiding hostile nations should be dealt with as traitors, according to a Policy Exchange report.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2018

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Secretary of State launches dedicated strategy to ‘break the cycle’ of female offending – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 27th, 2018 in imprisonment, press releases, prisons, rehabilitation, women by tracey

‘The female offender strategy sets out a commitment to divert the most vulnerable women in the criminal justice system away from custody through the provision of tailored support.’

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Ministry of Justice, 27th June 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice