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February 2012 Archives (International News)

6th February 2012

NI: Follow-up report on 'The Treatment of Vulnerable Prisoners by the Northern Ireland Prison Service'

A follow-up report from the Criminal Justice Inspection in Northern Ireland (CJI) has found that while there has been progress in the treatment of vulnerable prisoners, changes in the attitude and behaviours of the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) are still required. Read more

13th February 2012

UK: Retired governor of women’s prison condemns short-term sentences and calls for alternatives to incarceration

Chatterton wants to review the “aims and intent of the use of custody” and look for ways to ensure that only those women have committed serious crimes are ultimately incarcerated. Instead, many women should ideally be placed in secure mental health units or other programs that could be funded by… Read more

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