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UK – Ministry of Justice: Do offender characteristics affect the impact of short custodial sentences and court orders on reoffending? 25th May 2018

The Ministry of Justice recently published an Analytical Summary examining the reoffending impact of short-term custodial and court order sentences on different groups of offenders. Read more

Global Prison Trends 2018 15th May 2018

Penal Reform International (PRI) has published the 2018 edition of 'Global Prison Trends'. Read more

UK: Youth Justice Statistics 2016/2017 25th January 2018

Youth Justice Statistics for 2016/2017 published by the Youth Justice Board and the Ministry of Justice. Read more

UK: Prison & Probation Ombudsman Bulletin on Complaints Investigations 9th January 2018

The Prison & Probation Ombudsman (PPO) have published their findings on their analysis of a sample of 208 complaints involving discrimination issues over 5 years, from 2012 and 2017, and contributes to an emerging conversation about how prisons can better engage with and resolve prisoner's complaints about discrimination. Read more

UK: Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile 17th December 2017

The latest edition of the Prison Reform Trust's Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile provides extensive facts and figures on a wide range of key areas within the UK prison system. Read more

UK: Domestic Abuse as a driver to women's offending 4th December 2017

Prison Reform Trust (2017) “There’s a reason we’re in trouble” Domestic abuse as a driver to women’s offending. Read more

'UK: Children in Custody 2016-2017' 27th November 2017

HM Inspectorate of Prisons - Children in Custody 2016-17 - An analysis of 12-18 year olds’ perceptions of their experiences in secure training centres and young offender institutions. Read more

Prisons & Probation Ombudsman (UK) Bulletin on Deaths in Approved Premises 14th November 2017

The Prison & Probation Ombudsman (UK) carried out independent investigations into deaths related to substance misuse in Approved Premises (APs) and released a Bulletin on these findings. Read more

UK: Justice Committee publishes report on disclosure of youth criminal records 27th October 2017

The current system for disclosure of youth criminal records undermines the principles of the youth justice system, says the Justice Committee in a new report published today, 27 October 2017. Read more

Stop Solitary for Kids Compile a List of Resources on US State Legislation and Cases 24th August 2017

Stop Solitary for Kids is a website that highlights developments in particular States within the United States of America (USA) that have passed legislation that aim to limit the use of solitary confinement for children in detention. Currently 18 out of the 51 States in the U.S.A have either developed… Read more

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