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Government spending review: prison reforms risk ‘population explosion’

Government spending review: prison reforms risk ‘population explosion’

The Chancellor of the Exchequer today set out the Ministry of Justice’s budget for the next parliament, including major ‘efficiency savings’ and reforms to the prison system. Commentators have expressed…

Prisoners’ private letters opened by prison staff, report reveals

Prisoners’ private letters opened by prison staff, report reveals

Research by the prisons ombudsman has revealed that a significant number of confidential letters between prisoners and their lawyers have been wrongly opened by prison staff. Additional reporting by Brooke…

The hidden market for legal highs in prison

The hidden market for legal highs in prison

Today’s report from Nigel Newcomen CBE, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (here) is the latest to paint a very worrying picture about the scale of the market for new psychoactive substances…

Prison, a treacherous place for a child

Prison, a treacherous place for a child

Thirty-three children have died in English child prisons since 1990. A powerful new book exposes how Britain’s most vulnerable children are routinely damaged by the state   When Alex Kelly was…

‘Prisoners tend to view law solely as an instrument of punishment’

‘Prisoners tend to view law solely as an instrument of punishment’

REVIEW: ‘The Prison Service claim that they’re about preserving family ties – but it’s totally the opposite; they take your stamps away, they move you hundreds of miles away from…

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