COVID and the Criminal Justice System
All the latest coronavirus Stats Research Policy Responses
Probation inspectors finds Covid-19 restrictions and backlogs mean no return to normal yet for probation.
The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has published her first report on people dying of COVID-19 in prison.
Prison Reform Trust CAPPTIVE briefing finds prisoners’ mental health suffering under prolonged solitary confinement.
More than half of people would rather see offenders electronically tagged and ordered to serve community sentences than jailed for short periods of time.
All four of Her Majesty’s Justice Chief Inspectors express “grave concerns” about the potential long-term impact of Covid-19-related court backlogs.
The pros and cons of probation supervision by phone.
Isolation and anxiety about COVID
has had a severe impact on the mental health and wellbeing of people in the criminal justice
Inspectors found nearly half children in youth justice system had reduced access to support during lockdown and 40% no education or training.
Inspectors praise probation for compassionate and professional response to COVID, but remote service not sufficient for many service users.
COVID-19 restrictions ignore and increase the harm caused to those supporting remand prisoners
Offender management stats reveal impact of coronavirus on the numbers in prison and on probation.
Criminal court statistics reveal full extent of coronavirus impact.