Ministry of Justice data shows there were 7,479 assaults on prison staff nationally in the 12 months to March 2021.

On her second visit to the Isle of Wight since taking up office in May, Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, heard how prison officers feel that they are not being treated fairly when they are the victim of an assault in the line […]

Jailing of prison officer for misconduct in public office did not breach his Human Rights

European Court of Human RightsPublished August 30, 2021Norman v United KingdomBefore Y Grozev, President, and Judges T Eicke, F Vehabovi, I A Motoc, A Harutyunyan, G Kucsko-Stadlmayer and A M Guerra MartinsDeputy Section Registrar: I Freiwirth(Application No 41387/17)Judgment July 6, 2021 The prosecution and […]

Deporting young adult migrant offenders who have spent most of their lives in the UK

Supreme CourtPublished August 3, 2021Sanambar v Secretary of State for the Home DepartmentBefore Lord Reed, Lord Hodge, Lord Sales, Lord Stephens and Sir Declan Morgan[2021] UKPC 30Judgment July 16, 2021 Before a young adult migrant who had lawfully spent the majority of his life […]

Crown court backlog fuelled by a shortage of legal aid barristers

A shortage of barristers and judges is hampering efforts to reduce the backlog of trials, as the government announces it will reopen courtrooms and reintroduce longer sitting days. Lawyers across England and Wales have reported that trials are being delayed because barristers cannot be […]

Brighton cat killer jailed for five years

A security guard who killed cats in a series of attacks over eight months in Brighton has been jailed for more than five years. Steve Bouquet, 54, a shopping mall security guard from Brighton and Hove, had denied 16 counts of criminal damage in […]

There are 3,000 lifers who shouldn’t be in jail

Let’s call him David. David had been a truculent youth, in trouble with the law before, though in summing-up the judge said he believed, on the evidence, that “you do not have a serious mental illness”. But David could fly violently off the handle. […]

Officers got ‘critical shot’ permission for Fishmongers’ Hall terrorist Usman Khan

The Fishmongers’ Hall terrorist shouted “I have got a bomb” before police shot at him 20 times after he fatally stabbed two Cambridge graduates, an inquest into his death was told. Usman Khan appeared to be wearing an explosive suicide belt when he was […]

Guidance: Early removal of foreign national prisoners: PSI 04/2013

Policy and guidance on deporting foreign national prisoners under the early removal scheme. Details This prison service instruction (PSI) describes the process by which foreign national prisoners should be considered for early removal from prison and the UK under the early removal scheme (ERM). […]

Chief Inspector announces return to full inspections

Read More Fourteen months after HM Inspectorate of Prisons suspended its programme of full inspections as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has announced that full inspection visits will resume on 10 May 2021. Aside from a period of […]

Prison Leavers Innovation Challenge

Prison Leavers Innovation Challenge

The Prison Leavers Innovation Challenge The Ministry of Justice is calling on all innovators who can support people leaving prison to apply for Government funding of up to £350,000 to develop and test their solutions. The Prison Leavers Project aims to develop innovative new […]

Northamptonshire Police is improving child protection, but concerns remain

Read More Northamptonshire Police has made progress in how it protects children, but it should continue to make improvements, according to a new report. Get the report Northamptonshire – National child protection inspection assessment of progress HMICFRS had previously raised concerns about Northamptonshire Police’s […]

The Wolf Report, 1991

Lord Justice Woolf’s Prison Disturbances April 1990: Report of An Inquiry (1991) is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and progressive reports in the history of prisons in England and Wales. Harry Woolf, the former chief justice who wrote the report on the 1991 […]

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