Families welcome plan to force offenders into dock after Lucy Letby case – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2023 in contempt of court, families, judiciary, news, punishment, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘Families of victims of serious offenders say plans to give judges more powers to make criminals attend sentencing hearings will ensure loved ones are “put first”.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2023

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Violent offences ‘dealt with informally’ by police forces – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2019 in news, police, punishment, violence, violent offenders by tracey

‘Violent offenders are being handed informal punishments by the police, despite guidance restricting their use to low-level offences.Offences including burglary, sexual assault, violence and arson have led police to issue community resolutions, which do not involve going to court.’

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BBC News, 17th June 2019

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Children denied visits to fathers in jail after rule changes – charity – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2015 in children, families, news, prisons, punishment by tracey

‘Thousands of children are being denied visiting rights to see their fathers in prison because of changes to the prison discipline system, according to a report. The report, Locked Out, by the children’s charity Barnardo’s, says 17,000 children a month visit a parent in prison, and changes to the incentives and earned privileges (IEP) scheme mean that prison visits are being used as a way to enforce discipline.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2015

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Police launch scheme for victims to choose punishment – Daily Telegraph

‘A Police and Crime Commissioner has launched scheme to allow victims to decide how criminals should be punished. ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2014

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Crackdown on lenient punishments will see 14,000 fewer cautions issued each year – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 5th, 2014 in cautions, news, police, punishment by sally

‘Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, announces plans for legislation to ban police from giving simple cautions to repeat offenders and those who commit serious crimes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2014

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Youth jail illegally punished seven protesting teenagers, court rules – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2013 in demonstrations, illegality, news, prisons, punishment, young offenders by sally

“A privately run youth jail illegally punished seven teenagers after they were involved in a protest over conditions on their wing, a high court judge has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2013

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Victims to be given back their voice – Home Office

Posted December 14th, 2012 in criminal justice, press releases, punishment, restorative justice, victims by tracey

“Victims of antisocial behaviour and low level crime will be able to have their say on out-of-court punishments of offenders, the Home Office announced today.”

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Home Office, 13th December 2012

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Ashfield teenage prisoners to begin legal battle – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2012 in detention, judicial review, news, prisons, punishment, young offenders by sally

“Seven teenagers who claim they were punished unlawfully will begin a legal battle against a Bristol prison later.”

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BBC News, 4th December 2012

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Community sentences to deliver proper punishment – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 24th, 2012 in community service, compensation, news, punishment by sally

“The Government today publishes the new legislation, in the Crime and Courts Bill, that will mean adult community sentences will now contain a punitive element.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd October 2012

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Leniency for protest student – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2012 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, news, punishment, universities by sally

“Owen Holland, the Cambridge PhD student suspended by Cambridge University for two and half years for a protest against cuts, had his sentence cut to one term yesterday.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2012

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Short jail sentence preferable to community service, say prisoners – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2011 in community service, news, prisons, punishment, sentencing by tracey

“Prisoners prefer to do a short stretch behind bars than complete a community sentence because they consider it less of a punishment, according to research by prison governors and penal reformers.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2011

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Prisoner sues after he is banned from smoking – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2010 in news, prisons, punishment, smoking by sally

“A prisoner addicted to tobacco is seeking damages after he was banned from smoking for swearing at a prison officer.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2010

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Release of secret child punishment manual ordered – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2010 in children, news, prisons, punishment by sally

“The information commissioner has said that a secret prison service punishment manual used in ­privately run child jails should be made public after a three-year freedom of information battle. The 114-page Physical Control in Care training manual details restraint ­techniques authorised for use on children in secure training centres.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2010

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Youth crime punishments – you decide – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 1st, 2009 in press releases, punishment, young offenders by sally

“More communities affected by youth crime and anti-social behaviour will, for the first time, have their say in how young offenders are punished and forced to make amends to their local neighbourhood, Justice Secretary Jack Straw announced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th November 2009

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Offenders face public vote on punishments – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2009 in news, punishment by sally

“The public may be able to vote for what form of punishment is handed out to convicted criminals in their neighbourhood under plans being drawn up by ministers.”

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The Guardian, 2nd January 2009

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Punishment and reform – Speech by Jack Straw

Posted October 27th, 2008 in punishment, speeches by sally

“Jack Straw has given a speech on punishment and reform at the Royal Society of Arts in London.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th October 2008

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Straw puts victims first and says punishment is main point of prison – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2008 in news, punishment, victims by sally

“Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, is to signal a more punitive approach to prisons today by attacking the ‘criminal justice lobby’ for putting the needs of offenders before those of victims.”

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The Guardian, 27th October 2008

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Consultation launched on delivering effective services to turn offenders away from crime – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 9th, 2008 in consultations, parole, punishment, recidivists by sally

“A consultation on a new drive to reduce reoffending has been launched to establish how Probation Boards and Trusts will provide the most cost-effective route to help rehabilitate and punish offenders.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th April 2008

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Jail threat for data thieves recedes – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 8th, 2008 in data protection, news, punishment, theft by sally

“Plans to jail personal data thieves have been shelved due to a surprise amendment to a proposed new law. The new law will contain a clause threatening jail, but that clause will not be implemented.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th April 2008

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More than half of criminals now punished without going to court – The Times

Posted November 30th, 2007 in news, punishment, sentencing by sally

“Out-of-court punishments accounted for more than half of all offences dealt with by the justice system last year, for the first time in modern criminal history, according to figures published yesterday.”

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The Times, 30th November 2007

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