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HMPPS annual digest reveals range of performance issues including 65% fall in accredited programmes since austerity began in 2010.
Nick Hardwick, Chair of the Parole Board, explains how parole decisions are made and makes it clear that more transparency is desirable.
Martin Jones, Chief Exec of the Parole Board, reflects on the huge rise in the number of prisoners recalled and looks to the future of parole.
Official figures show that 21,721 people were recalled to prison in the year Apr 2016 – Mar 2017 but only 44% of them had committed a further offence.
Martin Jones, Chief Exec of the Parole Board, marks the board’s 50th anniversary and sets out the main challenges including IPPs and a surge in recalls.
National Audit Office investigates the very long backlog of cases at the parole board with very many prisoners serving longer than courts intended.
Liz Truss says we need to improve community sentences by dealing better with people with mental health and drug problems and make our prisons more accountable.
Chief Prison Inspector Peter Clarke draws attention to the unjust incarceration of people serving sentences of imprisonment for public protection
Former Justice Secretary Michael Gove recommends the release of all IPP prisoners in this year’s Longford lecture. But why wait till he was a backbencher?
Snapshot breakdown of current England and Wales prison population by age, gender, type of offence and length of sentence in MoJ infographic.
At the moment our prisons are a ticking time bomb that could explode into violence without warning. Frontline staff shortages and overcrowding are contributing to this explosive and toxic environment. If I were Secretary of State for Justice my first priority would be to ensure that no prison in England and Wales has less staff than it needs to operate a safe, normal regime.
We cannot go on thinking we can imprison our way to a safer society, not only is it poor value for money for the taxpayer, it also fails to recognise the evidence already available that there are better and more cost effective ways to protect the public and reduce reoffending.