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UK: Updates on the implementation of ‘Farmer Review’ recommendations

12th October 2018

An update on the implementation of recommendations from the ‘Farmer Review’ (2017) has been published on the NICCO website.

UK: PPO Annual Report 2017-2018

11th October 2018

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (England and Wales) has released its Annual Report 2017-2018

UK: Sentencing Young Adults

20th September 2018

The Howard League for Penal Reform has published research on the need for the development of formal sentencing principles for young adults.

US: Workers with Criminal Records

29th August 2018

A survey was conducted in the US on HR professionals, managers and non-managers to assess their attitudes and policies regarding the hiring of people with previous convictions.

UK: Bromley Briefings Summer 2018

24th July 2018

The Summer 2018 edition of the Prison Reform Trust's Bromley Briefings provides extensive facts and figures on a wide range of key areas within the UK prison system.

UK: Employment and benefits outcomes of prison education

16th July 2018

Using data from the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions, the Justice Data Lab have produced a report assessing the employment and benefits outcomes for offenders who received grants for distance learning in prison.

UK: Prison Reform Trust publishes ‘What about me?’

9th July 2018

‘What about me?’ is essential research conducted by the Prison Reform Trust, detailing the impact on children when mothers are involved in the criminal justice system.

UK: Report on Housing for Women in the Criminal Justice System

19th June 2018

The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) and Women in Prison (WiP) have published a report entitled ‘Home truths: housing for women in the criminal justice system'.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 'Ageing and Detention'

14th June 2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has published a booklet entitled 'Ageing and Detention', which seeks to draw attention to the needs of older detainees.

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.

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