August 2012 Archives (International News)

2nd August 2012

Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales reports on conditions for prisoners on remand

The Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales has criticised the prison accommodation, regimes, and process of release of remand prisoners. Read more

9th August 2012

Police Commissioner candidate withdraws from process due to childhood conviction

A 46 year old conviction has prevented Bob Ashford from being a viable candidate for Police Commissioner in Avon and Somerset. Read more

10th August 2012

Massachusetts to introduce punitive sentencing policy

Massachusetts is to adopt 'three strikes' mandatory sentencing policy Read more

14th August 2012

Scotland to build two new women's prisons to replace Corton Vale

Overcrowded, unfit for purpose Corton Vale prison to be replaced with two new purpose-built units. Read more

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