Factors linked to reoffending – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 15th, 2008 in recidivists, rehabilitation, reports by sally

“A one-year follow-up of prisoners who took part in the Resettlement Surveys 2001, 2003 and 2004.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Illegal checks jeopardising jobs – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2008 in criminal records, news, rehabilitation by sally

“Bosses in England and Wales are making illegal criminal record checks on staff, learning about spent convictions that should not be disclosed.”

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BBC News, 7th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jailed murderer claims discrimination over status – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“A long-term prisoner will go to the high court in London today to try to overturn an official policy that condemns him to remain in jail indefinitely because he is protesting his innocence.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers await ruling on release of 700 dangerous offenders – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“More than 700 violent prisoners will be released and may be awarded thousands of pounds in compensation if the government loses an appeal court case this month.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New prisoners’ employment training initiative launched – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 11th, 2008 in press releases, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“An innovative scheme which will give prisoners the chance to change their ways by learning technology skills has been launched by Prisons Minister David Hanson MP and Skills Minister David Lammy MP. The initiative is also supported by the Department for Work and Pensions.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Community penalties hit by long delays – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2008 in domestic violence, news, probation, rehabilitation, sexual offences by sally

“Offenders who are ordered by the courts to undergo sex offender treatment courses or domestic violence programmes are having to wait up to a year because of a crisis in resources, a probation union survey reveals today.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Chairman Calls For Policy Change: Boost in Drugs Rehabilitation Programmes to Tackle Offending Before it Happens – The Bar Council

Posted March 11th, 2008 in drug abuse, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“Extra resources should be ploughed into prisons’ drugs rehabilitation programmes, the Chairman of the Bar said today.”

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The Bar Council, 11th March 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Justice Secretary commits to providing effective community sentences – Ministry of Justice

“Jack Straw has given his commitment to offer more community sentences that provide effective punishment and rehabilitation for offenders, benefiting communities whilst reducing reoffending.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th February 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

R (Walker) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Posted February 6th, 2008 in law reports, parole, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

R (Walker) v Secretary of State for Justice; R (James) v Same [2008] EWCA Civ 30; [2008] WLR (D) 28

“The Secretary of State for Justice acted unlawfully in failing to provide courses which would allow prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection to demonstrate to the Parole Board by the expiry of their minimum terms that it was no longer necessary for the protection of the public for them to be confined.”

WLR Daily, 5th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Community test – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 7th, 2007 in courts, criminal justice, rehabilitation, special report by sally

“England’s first Community Court is now in its third year. Grania Langdon-Down reviews its impact.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th December 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Multimillion pound “shambolic” penal agency to be axed – The Observer

Posted September 24th, 2007 in news, prisons, probation, rehabilitation by sally

“The government was accused last night of presiding over a ‘shambolic penal policy’ after it emerged it is to dismantle its multibillion pound flagship programme to protect the public and cut crime.”

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The Observer, 23rd September 2007

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk 

Inmates left in limbo by failures in new sentences – judges – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2007 in news, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

“High court judges yesterday dealt a fresh blow to the government’s handling of the prison crisis when they ruled that inmates serving new “open-ended” sentences had unlawfully been left in overcrowded local prisons without access to the compulsory rehabilitation programmes they need to secure their release.”

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The Guardian,

Source: www.guardian.co.uk