A very busy week in criminal justice with the government implementing its manifesto pledges on making serious offenders serve 2/3 (instead of 1/2) their prison sentence in custody and instituting a review of MAPPA.
The Chief Prison Inspector published a very critical report of the over use of solitary confinement for children in YOIs and INQUEST produced a damning indictment on the rise of preventable deaths in prison.
There was some good news on the probation side with inspectors praising the improved performance of Thames Valley CRC.
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The Week in Justice is kindly sponsored by specialist prison photographer Andy Aitchison.
Serious violent and sexual criminals will be released at 2/3 point of sentence.
Terms of reference of MAPPA review
Monitoring and reporting requirements tightened in wake of London Bridge attack
The science is shaky on lie detecting but there is evidence polygraphs have another use
Safety, respect and activity are strengths but release work remains weaker
Prison Inspectors call for an overhaul of the way we "separate" child prisoners in YOIs and the ending of solitary confinement.
Tough new security measures will be introduced at 16 of the most challenging jails.
INQUEST report exposing dangerous, longstanding failures across the prison estate and historically high levels of deaths in custody.
Reform Think Tank report sets out the priority areas for investment in our failing prison system.
Probation Inspectors rate Thames Valley CRC as "good", a significant improvement on previous inspection.
Crime victims say they feel ‘let down’ by the courts and police as new data reveals rising numbers are failing to press charges
Met police face rise in violent crime and fall in public confidence and say cuts to services haven’t helped
Parts of England and Wales receive nothing from local government, YMCA reveals
Police say the short-term deployments will check watchlists of suspects wanted for serious crimes.
Point-of-arrest youth diversion can reduce crime, keep communities safer, cut costs, and create better outcomes for children.
A new coaching and mentoring scheme for emerging leaders
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