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A collaboration led by the University of Plymouth has received additional funding for its work with prisoners with mental health needs. A national collaboration investigating a cross-agency ‘joined up’ approach to the needs of prisoners with mental health needs on and immediately after release, has received additional funding of almost…
A key plank of controversial probation reforms shows no sign of improving re-offending rates and could be ditched immediately with little impact being felt, a highly critical report concludes. So-called Through the Gate services were introduced as part of a partial privatisation in 2015 to bridge the gap between prison…
Young inmates have been able to watch sexually-explicit content on television at a scandal-hit youth jail judged inadequate by Ofsted following its latest inspection. Managers at Medway Secure Training Centre (STC) in Kent have taken steps to avoid a repeat of the explicit viewing but they are not yet in…
Myths and assumptions about the ten million UK citizens with a criminal record were addressed at a Positive Youth Justice event held at Edgehill University last week. Guest speakers included Professor Stephen Case, a criminologist specialising in youth justice issues, leading political commentator, Kenny Imafidon, described by the Huffington Post…
Organisations working to help offenders and their families will share almost £3 million of Scottish Government funding. Seven charities will use the cash to fund specialist services including employment training, early intervention, support for families of prisoners and social care support. The organisations include Apex Scotland, one of the main…
The High Court is to hear an urgent challenge over a teenage boy's "prolonged solitary confinement" in prison. A penal reform charity says the boy has been locked in his cell for more than 23 hours a day at Feltham Prison in west London. The Howard League for Penal Reform…
A consultation on the expansion of electronic tags to help reduce reoffending has been launched by the Scottish Government. New legislation could see GPS tracking, alcohol monitoring technology and tagging used as an alternative to custody in Scotland for the first time. An expansion could see tagging used as a…
Prisons will be expected to reform criminals as well as punish them under a major justice overhaul being unveiled on Thursday. Ministers will present legislation aiming to transform crisis-hit jails and drive down reoffending that costs society £15 billion a year. The wide-ranging Prisons and Courts Bill sets in law…
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