Prison Inspectors investigate prisoners' contact with families and friends and find that many prisons place additional barriers to maintaining relationships.
The Howard League says that the Ministry of Justice has failed in its recent attempt to recruit more prison officers leading to increasingly unsafe prisons.
New review from the Centre for Justice Innovation finds that many (but not all) models of problem-solving courts are effective. But what will Liz Truss do?
Alcohol & Drugs
Public Health England has just updated its two good practice guides for commissioning drug and alcohol prevention, treatment and recovery services.
Probation Inspectors found a real sense of innovation across NPS and CRC in North Yorkshire and both took their responsibility to protect the public seriously.
Just how important it is for prisons to start to respond to the needs of older prisoners is illustrated by two very sad and shocking case studies, one of …
The Justice Data Lab has been running for over three years now, what can we learn from it about what works in reducing reoffending?
The latest criminal justice statistics reveal a number of interesting trends including a drop in the use of cautions and an increase in suspended sentences.
Latest (July 2016) official MoJ reoffending statistics show drop in reoffending rates for those supervised by probation service.
Acheson report on Islamic extremism in prisons recommends holding extremists in specialist units, crackdown on literature & tightened vetting of chaplains.
The number of prison officers fell by over 2000 last year while there are slightly more probation officers in the National Probation Service.
Snapshot breakdown of current England and Wales prison population by age, gender, type of offence and length of sentence in MoJ infographic.
New measures, introduced through the Serious Crime Act, mean prison governors can require telephone companies to disconnect prisoners' mobile phones.
Alcohol & Drugs
Interesting monthly round-up of drug and alcohol facts from Andrew Brown including a 27% cut in the adult drug treatment budget in 2016/17.
New report from MEAM argues that devolution is a great opportunity to improve the co-ordination and impact of services for people with mutliple needs.