David Lammy’s review into racial discrimination at every stage of the criminal justice system. Will government act on his 35 far-reaching recommendations?
New research explores traumatic impact of short prison sentences on mothers and their children. 56% women serve sentences of 3 months or less.
European Drug Report puts the UK in a European context, highlights our high levels of heroin, cocaine & MDMA use and our troubling drug-induced mortality rate.
New system of drug-screening using portable fingerprint system is more humane and provides much faster results. Current trial by drug treatment provider CGL.
There’s surprisingly little in the new Prisons and Courts Bill about prison reform apart from the profound new duty for prisons to rehabilitate.
Probation inspectors’ very critical assessment of new flexible rehabilitation activity requirements, saying less rehabilitation is being done under new system.
If you work in or with prisons and want to see them make good on the government’s pledge to improve rehabilitation, get involved in the New Futures Network.
Announcement of new Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service which will take over from NOMS as MoJ takes policy and commissioning back in-house.
Report from Catch 22 investigates how social media can act as a catalyst and trigger for youth violence.
New infographic summarises findings from 140 evaluations by the Justice Data Lab of which interventions are the most successful in reducing reoffending.
Evaluation of Shannon Trust “Turning Pages” peer based prisoner reading scheme finds significant impact that goes well beyond improved literacy.
This report vindicates the importance of the ACMD; the advisory group took its own decision to produce a report on this key, and increasingly worrying issue (that is to say, it was not asked by government to produce it) and has been prepared to emphasise that funding sufficient good quality treatment is the only way to stop an increasing number of individuals dying from their heroin (and other opioid) use.