Another busy week in the world of criminal justice. The quarterly Safety in Custody statistics were published and once again made for very disappointing reading with the number of prisoners self-harming reaching a record high.
The Prison Reform Trust also published its twice yearly Bromley Briefing, the invaluable source for all the latest data on everything to do with prisons. The new edition has a specific focus on the growing number of our prisoners serving very long sentences.
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The Week in Justice is kindly sponsored by specialist prison photographer Andy Aitchison.
Self-harm incidents reached a record high of 61,461 incidents in the 12 months to September 2019, up 16% from the previous 12 months.
PRT's latest Bromley Briefing sheds more light on our deteriorating prison system
Chief Exec Martin Jones describes just how our parole system works and highlights the key benefits.
Overcrowding and troubling number of deaths but respectful treatment & improved release work.
Figures show a rise in prison officers in England and Wales suffering from mental health problems.
HMP Thameside initiative on housing, financial management & employment rights on release.
Housing officers are using their local knowledge to spot abuse and exploitation, particularly ‘cuckooing’ of vulnerable residents by drug gangs
A new £25 million scheme to tackle burglary and theft in crime hotspots.
Highlights the unjust consequences of the current regime and the alternative, fairer systems available.
CPS urgently reviewing court of appeal decision after judges reject voyeurism law defence
Martyn Underhill, Police & Crime Commissioner for Dorset, calls for a better , safer and kinder law on assisted dying.
St Mungo's reveals at least 12,000 people experiencing homelessness missed out on vital drug and alcohol services last year.
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales can give a voice to charities making a positive impact in the criminal justice system.
Offences within families continued unchecked, says damning report on child protection
Great interactive map from Release & IDPC
Middlesex Uni 27 Feb. Great line-up of speakers
Covering the North-East