17th May 2019
The Scottish Government has today officially announced plans to extend the current presumption against short custodial sentences.
15th May 2019
The Prison Reform Trust, in collaboration with Key Ring Living Support, have published a report that finds women with learning disabilities are at risk of becoming drawn into the criminal justice system due to failures to recognise their disability and a lack of appropriate support.
14th May 2019
RESCALED, launched in April 2019, advocates for a small-scale, differentiated approach to prisons, with community integration at its core.
8th May 2019
Crest evaluates the impact of the introduction of a presumption against the use of custodial sentences of three months or less in Scotland in 2011.
1st May 2019
After a referendum was passed in 2014 in California to recategorise some nonviolent offences as misdemeanours, rather than felonies, what have the effects been on the crime rate?
12th April 2019
The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on its proposed guideline on sentencing offenders with mental health conditions or disorders in England and Wales.
4th April 2019
Authors of IPRT's 'Care and Justice' report, Dr Nicola Carr and Dr Paula Mayock, wrote a guest blog for the Howard League for Penal Reform's blog on ending the criminalisation of children in residential care.
2nd April 2019
The Council of Europe has published 'SPACE I' Annual Penal Statistics: Prison Populations 2018 report.
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.
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.