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On Probation

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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Prison

Spotlight on Parole

Parole Board Chief Exec Martin Jones says it’s not fair to complain about public attitudes to parole decisions while the decision making process remains shrouded in secrecy.

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On Probation

If Mike Maiden was Justice Secretary…

I want a public sector provider that sits at the heart of the process. I can’t turn the clock back but I can make sure that one part of the system takes overall responsibility. It’s got to be the public sector because I can’t see that justice and transparency are served by any other sector playing the role.

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Digital Engagement

Police, Camera, Action!

Police all over the world are currently trialling wearable body cameras. Typically, cameras are worn on patrol and record high definition footage which is transmitted wirelessly to a central database. Currently, the video cameras are worn openly and are attached to uniforms, sunglasses or even hats. They have a number of possible benefits…

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Payment by Results

Complexity and transparency: Thoughts on the MoJ Straw Man Payment Mechanism

It’s great to be able to engage in the development of the MoJ’s proposed payment mechanism. However, the first thing that struck me was its complexity. Clearly a great effort has been made to design a mechanism that creates the right incentives to develop innovative ways to reduce reoffending. Will it be sufficiently transparent to stimulate the wide range of providers needed achieve real innovation or does it favour those with the deepest pockets, who can afford to do the detailed analysis necessary to truly understand the risks inherent in such rehabilitation contracts?

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Commissioning

Drug Treatment in 2012

It’s nice to celebrate good news sometimes. The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse published their annual figures this week. The headlines make good reading:

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