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Prison

Tackling discrimination in prison

1 in 100 prisoners who alleged discrimination against prison staff had their case upheld but 3 out of 4 staff claims of discrimination by a prisoner were upheld

Policing

Postcode lottery in women’s arrest rates

Important report from the Prison Reform Trust on problem solving approaches to low level offending by women. Great case studies and a coherent way forward.

Prison

10 (more) shocking facts about our prisons

The 2016 Prison Reform Trust Bromley Briefing makes for even more dispiriting – if necessary – reading than usual in this annus horribilis for the prison service

Prison

How are our prisons changing?

The latest edition of the Prison Reform Trust’s Bromley Briefings shows the desperate state of the prison system in revealing detail.

Criminal Justice

In Care, Out of Trouble

New Prison Reform Trust report highlights the high number of young people in custody who were in care and says some areas are effective at preventing this.

Prison

Reduction in temporary release harms resettlement

We know that employment is key to desistance from crime, surely the Prison Service should be doing everything it can to help prisoners reintegrate into the community and go straight?

Prison

Deep custody: the dangers of prison segregation

Segregation units and close supervision centres are complex places, where some of the prison’s most challenging individuals are confined alongside some of its most vulnerable people, within a small, enclosed space.

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