COVID and the Criminal Justice System
All the latest coronavirus Stats Research Policy Responses
New research improves our understanding of the nature and impact of probation’s response to COVID-19.
Official figures for 2020 show prosecutions down 26% but out of court disposals up by 18% on 2019.
New research on how 10 different prison systems reacted to the pandemic.
Efforts to prevent COVID-19 have come at a huge cost to people detained and working in prisons according to Penal Reform International.
Safety in Custody Statistics reveal a 42% increase in the number of people dying in prison in the year to March 2021.
Guide for prison staff on enabling creativity in criminal justice settings.
EPIC give prisoners a voice from inside lockdown by inviting them to send postcards from inside.
Large study finds the mental health of half of all prisoners has deteriorated over lockdown.
Large research study finds people in prison with complex healthcare needs receiving poorer levels of care.
800 people in prison give their views on the COVID vaccination
Release publishes first results from large survey of people buying drugs through COVID.
Probation inspectors finds Covid-19 restrictions and backlogs mean no return to normal yet for probation.