International News

UK: Crest publishes ‘Children of Prisoners: Fixing a broken system’ 19th March 2019

A new report by Crest (UK) indicates that revised estimates on the number of children impacted by parental imprisonment are over 50% higher than figures previously used. Read more

UK: Standards for Children in The Youth Justice System 25th February 2019

Standards for Children in The Youth Justice System was published by the Youth Justice Board and the Ministry of Justice in February 2019. Read more

UK: Supreme Court finds criminal records disclosure regime in breach of ECHR 29th January 2019

The UK Supreme Court has found that two aspects of the criminal records disclosure regime in England and Wales are in breach of Article 8 ECHR. Read more

UK: First cross-government suicide prevention plan 22nd January 2019

UK Government has published its first cross-government suicide prevention plan with the objective of reducing deaths from suicide through the use of new technology and data. Read more

UK: The Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile Autumn 2018 10th December 2018

The Prison Reform Trust has published the Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile for Autumn 2018. Read more

Council of Europe: Ten-year trends in European prisons 4th December 2018

The Council of Europe has published two reports reflecting the trends in European prisons from 2005 to 2015, and the evolution of foreign offenders in prison and under probation from 2009 to 2015. Read more

Border Criminologies: HMIP Detention Monitoring Methodology 12th November 2018

Border Criminologies (University of Oxford) has published a briefing paper outlining the methodology used by HM Inspectorate of Prisons, coordinating body of the UK NPM. Read more

UK: User Voice releases 'Nitty Drugs & Broken Trust' 6th November 2018

User Voice releases report on the use of New or Novel psychoactive Substances (NPS) among children and young people in secure estates in England. Read more

UK: Health and Social Care Committee publish report on health and care in prisons 1st November 2018

The Health and Social Care Committee has published a comprehensive report on health and care in prisons with a finding that the Government is failing in its duty of care to prisoners. Read more

UK: Sentencers and sentenced: exploring knowledge, agency and sentencing women to prison 31st October 2018

The APPG on Women in the Penal System has published a report on its inquiry into the sentencing of women. Read more


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