The 1st annual report from new Chief Prison Inspector Peter Clarke makes for dispiriting reading with concerns about violence, self harm and illegal drug use.
Alcohol & Drugs
Latest HSCIC drug stats report reductions in use of illegal drugs but a worrying rise in drug related deaths.
Action research by the Police Foundation found that reductions in funding and consequent re-structuring have resulted in a less effective, reactive approach.
Final post on the RSA Future Prison project explores the importance of prisoner involvement and participation in developing prisons focused on rehabilitation.
New Home Secretary Amber Rudd launches hate crime action plan for England and Wales including £2.4 million to protect places of worship.
Now Android phones will send everything the handset knows about your location to emergency services whenever you dial 999.
NOMS is in charge of prisons and probation, find out what its priorities are in the year ahead.
Prison Reform Trust report says that Older released prisoners are set up to fail and that things are getting worse since the probation reforms.
Contribute your views, knowledge and experience to the House of Commons Justice Committee prison reform inquiry. Submissions required by 30 September 2016.
Alcohol & Drugs
Fascinating exploration of the most popular darknet purchases including detailed analysis of the popularity of different drugs.
Latest post on RSA Future Prisons report looks at the central issue of the workforce for a rehabilitative prison.
There were more than 5.8m incidents of cybercrime in the last year, far higher than previously thought and enough to nearly double the headline crime rate in England and …
Overall, this is a young and inexperienced ministerial team under the leadership of a young and inexperienced Justice Secretary. We will have to wait and see whether this means …
New toolkit from Revolving Doors Agency sets out the A-Z of prisoner involvement with an excellent set of resources.
Payment by Results
Reform report says new Work and Health Programme should level the playing field for possible providers but still recommends heavy PbR approach.