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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UK: Safety in Custody Statistics and Deaths of Offenders in the Community

25th October 2018

The Ministry of Justice has published reports on Safety in Custody Statistics and Deaths of Offenders in the Community for England and Wales.

UK: Social care in prisons in England and Wales

16th October 2018

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons (HMIP) and the Care Quality Commission (UK) have published a thematic report on Social Care in Prisons in England and Wales.

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