October 2009 Archives (International News)

6th October 2009

BBC: Calls to scrap short jail terms (UK)

The Prison Governors' Association (PGA) will today propose a motion which says short-term sentences do not reform criminals, and contribute to record overcrowding. Read more

12th October 2009

NY Times: 'The High Cost of Empty Prisons'

In the last 10 years, prison numbers have fallen in New York State from about 71,600 to about 59,300, and three prisons have been closed this year. Read more

29th October 2009

NI: Restorative Justice Scheme more effective than custodial sanctions.

The Prison Reform Trust has found that the Northern Ireland Restorative Justice Scheme has been more effective at changing behaviour among young offenders than custodial sanctions. Read more

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