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Who gets respect in prison?

Prisoners from non-white backgrounds and younger prisoners less likely to be treated with respect by staff.

Prison

The parole board and Worboys

Nick Hardwick, Chair of the Parole Board, explains how parole decisions are made and makes it clear that more transparency is desirable.

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Prison

Systemic problems in Young Offender Institutions

The welcome fall in the number of children in custody means that those who remain represent a more concentrated mix of very challenging young people, held in a smaller number of establishments that are increasingly unsuitable to meet their needs, and cared for by a staff group beset by shortages and a lack of training for their complex and demanding role.

Prison

What rehabilitation revolution?

Nevertheless, he is forthright in saying that he shares the conclusion of the Justice Committee in attributing the main cause of this deterioration in the quality of our prisons to the financial cuts and, particularly the large reduction in the numbers of prison staff.

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