Racial Disparity and the Criminal Justice System
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Ramadan can be a particularly difficult and isolating period for Muslims in prison.
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Women are only 0.1% of the general population but 6% of the prison population.
Inspectors say probation services must show greater consideration and confidence in their work with black, Asian and minority ethnic service users and staff.
The homicide rate over the three-year period to year ending March 2020 was approximately five times higher for the Black ethnic group than for the White ethnic group.
The Winter 2021 Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile says the prison service has lost the focus and commitment to tackle racism inside.
Youth Justice Board finds all minority ethnic groups more likely to be remanded in custody.
There is a considerable gap between black and minority ethnic prisoners and prison staff in their understanding of how ethnicity influences rehabilitation and resettlement.
New YJB data confirms Black children are still more likely to be arrested, held in custody on remand and receive harsher penalties.
Policing the Pandemic is a youth-led study that provides a snapshot of young people’s views and experiences of policing during lockdown.
Maslaha’s report shows in stark detail how Muslims in prison face racism which obstructs them from practising their religion and prevents them from accessing vital services such as mental health programmes.
New HMPPS rapid evidence assessment finds little research into impact of rehabilitative interventions on offenders from a BAME background.
There is a lack of tailored support for Muslim female prisoners; many don’t have contact with family or friends or have to lie about where they are due to cultural issues of shame and family honour.