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10 (more) shocking facts about our prisons

The 2016 Prison Reform Trust Bromley Briefing makes for even more dispiriting – if necessary – reading than usual in this annus horribilis for the prison service

Prison

How are our prisons changing?

The latest edition of the Prison Reform Trust’s Bromley Briefings shows the desperate state of the prison system in revealing detail.

Criminal Justice

In Care, Out of Trouble

New Prison Reform Trust report highlights the high number of young people in custody who were in care and says some areas are effective at preventing this.

Prison

Deep custody: the dangers of prison segregation

Segregation units and close supervision centres are complex places, where some of the prison’s most challenging individuals are confined alongside some of its most vulnerable people, within a small, enclosed space.

Criminal Justice

Families fight for treatment for vulnerable offenders

This is a timely report that reminds us all how much families are neglected in the criminal justice system. Unlike many other countries, approbation, and even youth justice, services tend to focus on the individual offender and often view interested family members as a necessary evil rather than affected others with an important role to contribute themselves.

Prison

Ten shocking facts about our prisons

The Prison Reform Trust’s Bromley Briefings are the best source of up-to-date, accurate information on everything that’s going on in our prisons. If you want to know who is being imprisoned, for doing what, in what sort of conditions…

On Probation

The Prison Reform Trust’s priorities for Justice

The UK has one of the largest prison populations in Western Europe and it comes at a significant economic and social cost – not least the high rates of reoffending. This is particularly true for women – with HMP Holloway and HMP Bronzefield being the largest women’s prisons in the EU.

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