Another busy week in criminal justice.
The MoJ announced that the UK's first secure school will be managed by the Oasis Academy Trust which has a strong Christian ethos.
The Chief Inspector of Prisons issued a rather controversial inspection report on HMP Brixton commending its progress on tackling drugs and condoning a ban on temporary release as one of the ways to achieve this.
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The Week in Justice is kindly sponsored by specialist prison photographer Andy Aitchison.
Oasis, which specialises in schools in deprived areas, to manage Medway facility.
Inspectors controversially support “bold” decision to stop release on temporary licence to reduce amount of drugs smuggled in.
Wales CRC is unsurprisingly struggling since its previous owner went into administration and is rated by inspectors as "requiring improvement"
Updated this week to incorporate feedback from consultation and learnings from the first year of new system.
The Centre for Justice Innovation finds strong evidence internationally that pre-court adult diversion reduces reoffending.
Revolving Doors Agency peer research on how homeless people are often the victims of crime - even when no longer sleeping rough.
Analysts find system often wrongly identifies people and could breach human rights law
Scale of exploitation and lack of help for victims of ‘county lines’ dealers shown in report
Exclusive: FoI request reveals litany of alleged crimes including child exploitation
Labour says ‘shocking’ figures show need to tackle causes such as poverty and mental illness
Watchdog raises concerns over 2017 death of Rafal Sochacki on one of hottest days in years
The long read: There are almost 5,000 criminal gangs in the UK. But the old family firms are gone – today’s big players are multinational, diversified and tech-savvy
Prison and probation officers commended for their outstanding work in annual award ceremonies.
Range of computer assisted cognitive behavioural programmes designed to reduce reoffending
What the recent Sky News Documentary revealed and why it matters
Change of policy ordered after review by prison service deemed ban ‘not proportionate’
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