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Penal Reform International launch their Global Prison Trends 2017 Report 25th May 2017

Penal Reform International have launched their Global Prison Trends 2017 report in which they have analysed certain trends that have commonality across global penal institutions. They have found some progressive advancements and positive trends but they have also found some trends that are a cause of concern most notably the… Read more

Round-up: Council of Europe 'SPACE I' Annual Penal Statistics in Europe for 2015 22nd March 2017

The Council of Europe have published their Report: SPACE I Annual Penal Statistics in Europe for 2015, containing a detailed breakdown of penological trends across Europe. Read more

UK: Prison and Probation Ombudsman’s Learning Lessons Bulletin Number 3: on Transgender Prisoners 10th January 2017

A bulletin has been released by the Office of the Prison and Probation Ombudsman (PPO). This 'Learning Lessons' bulletin explores the care and management of transgender individuals while in prison. Read more

UK: Review of the Youth Justice System in England and Wales 22nd December 2016

The Ministry of Justice has just published a comprehensive review of the Youth Justice System in England and Wales. Published in December 2016, the report outlines key issues and challenges within the system and a change in approach towards youth justice in the UK, moving away from punitive responses and… Read more

UK: Prison Reform Trust - Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile 7th December 2016

The 30 most overcrowded prisons in England and Wales are twice as likely to be rated as failing by the prison service compared with prisons overall, a new analysis published with the latest annual edition of the Prison Reform Trust’s Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile, kindly supported by the Bromley Trust,… Read more

UK: The Howard League Reports - 'Preventing Prison Suicide' 6th December 2016

A series of reports have been published by the Howard League for Penal Reform and Centre for Mental Health as part of a joint programme aimed at saving lives in prison. The work explores how police, the judiciary, prisons and healthcare providers can collaborate to prevent people from taking their… Read more

UK: White Paper on Prison Safety and Reform 3rd November 2016

The White Paper on Prison Safety and Reform was presented to Parliament by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (LCSSJ) Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss on 3rd November 2016. Read more

UK: HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland Annual Report 2015-2016 26th October 2016

David Strang, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland (HMCIPS), published his third Annual Report, for the years 2015-2016, on 26th October 2016. Read more

UK: Report on the relationship between female offending and homelessness 28th September 2016

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

USA: Department of Justice invests in initiative to reduce solitary confinement 26th September 2016

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

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