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September 2016 Archives (International News)

5th September 2016

England & Wales: 'Life in Prison:Contact with families and friends'

HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published a new findings report detailing the importance for prisoners of maintaining relationships with those outside prison. Read more

26th September 2016

USA: Department of Justice invests in initiative to reduce solitary confinement

The Vera Institute today announced that it will be receiving a $2.2 million grant from the US Department of Justice to help reduce the use of solitary confinement in prisons across the USA. Read more

28th September 2016

UK: Report on the relationship between female offending and homelessness

A report published by the Prison Reform Trust and Women in Prison states that upon release six out of ten women do not have homes to go to. Read more