Another week when prisons made the news. Latest global and European imprisonment figures show incarceration falling in many countries but remaining at high levels in the UK.
There are 2 excellent papers from Prison Reform Trust and Women in Prison on women's experiences of the justice system as well as the sad business of MPs hearing evidence about the 12 women prisoners who killed themselves last year.
The Justice Committee published an interesting letter from Minister Sam Gyimah which confirms that the MoJ probation review will re-examine CRC contracts. On the subject of TR, the Justice Committee interviews key witnesses for its inquiry this Tuesday.
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Latest council of Europe figures
Excellent global overview from ICPR
Urges amendments that directly reduce prison population
4-5% prison population
If you read one piece on prison reform this week...
Hugo Rifkind's piece shows that prisons are rising in the public consciousness.
Not safe enough with some accommodation "squalid".
MPs heard that 12 women took their own lives in prisons last year
PRT paper on drawing vulnerable women into justice system
Excellent 2 pager on women in the justice system
Letter from Sam Gyimah to Justice Select Committee
Watch session live Tuesday 21 March from 9:45 a.m.
A thematic review of research findings
Risk of further discrimination against vulnerable defendants
Hmm. Modern day skull measuring?
Stephen Goodier discusses procedures for police body-worn cameras
Closing date - 31st March