Prison

The MoJ updates its strategy

Refreshed single departmental plan has 4 stripped down objectives: Provide a prison and probation service that reforms offenders; Deliver a modern courts and justice system; Promote a global Britain and the rule of law; and Transform the department.

Three Principles work with Offenders

There’s a growing buzz about Three Principles as an effective approach to help promote psychological wellbeing and it’s proved effective with offenders at HMP Onley.

Get prisoners out of cells and into jobs

Prison Reform Trust briefing argues for increased use of temporary release to enable prisoners to engage in work, training and education in the community.

Still dying on the inside

Inquest examines the rising number of women who die in prison, 11 years after the Corston report.

The good prison

Clinks report: voluntary sector co-ordination is key to safer and more rehabilitative prisons.

Our prisons continue to get more violent

Latest prison safety statistics confirm all time highs for self-harm and assaults – yet again. The term “prison crisis” seems increasingly inadequate.

Prison officer recruitment meets target

HMPPS has issued a special edition of its workforce stats to mark the successful achievement of its target to recruit an additional 2,500 frontline prison officers.

Behaviour that challenges

Prison Reform Trust report on planning services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism who sexually offend.

What does Worboys mean for parole?

Judicial review upheld and Worboys case sent back for the parole board to reconsider. Court says there must be some transparency to parole board decisions. Justice Secretary sacks respected chair Nick Hardwick and rushes ahead with parole review.

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