- Paul Tye’s story: processing the map
- French attempts to release prisoners early are unsuccessful
- Does payment by results improve recovery outcomes?
- Modern Slavery prevalent across the UK
- Gun holster automatically triggers police cameras
- Child arrests keep falling
- Imran’s story: My full circle
- Farmer Review: Prisoner’s family relationships “golden thread”
- Pushing on with prison reform
- 10 things from the last ever NOMS digest
Paul Tye tells how his skills as a business development manager helped him build a robust peer support network in prison.
Although this blog focuses on criminal justice and substance misuse in the UK, about a quarter of subscribers are from other parts of the world and I’m always interested …
Alcohol & Drugs
Belated publication of PbR drug & alcohol recovery pilots outcomes show mixed performance with fewer successful treatment completions than in non-PbR areas.
New campaign by the National Crime Agency recognises that modern slavery happens in every city in the UK.
A new gun holster from the manufacturers of Taser automatically triggers police cameras when it is drawn.
The Howard League's six year campaign to cut the number of children arrested has been an outstanding success.
In this episode of turnaround, Imran Shabbir talks about how he turned his life around after prison sentences, not once but twice.
The Farmer Review is a rigorous examination of the importance of prisoners' relationships with their families with a set of very challenging recommendations.
Rachel O'Brien says the New Futures Network will drive prison reform on the ground and argues that reform is the only way to return safety and positive regimes.
The digest is a compendium of fascinating facts on prison & probation life: temporary release, accredited programmes and the 51 babies in prison last year.
Payment by Results
Final evaluation of Peterborough Prison resettlement scheme finds it cut reoffending by 9%, so why was it halted half way through?
Alcohol & Drugs
Latest official figures show 3,744 people died in England and Wales in 2016 and note the increase in deaths relating to fentanyl, oxycodone and NPS.
In the latest turnaround story, Richie Ellis of User Voice talks about how a conversation with a fellow lifer sent him on a positive track to help others.
National Crime Agency pilots new diversion scheme for young cyber criminals.
Alan Mackie of Get The Data argues that we too often overlook the importance of worker-service user relationships in successful desistance work.