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The ex-offender advising justice secretary, Chris Grayling, on how to to divert young black males from crime by challenging the way they see the world through a 'social deprivation mindset'
Once Trevor Hercules was an active armed robber who served more than a decade in some of our toughest jails. Now he is part of a taskforce aimed at diverting young offenders from a life of crime.
Hercules, 59, first encountered the law as a 16-year-old. He says he was arrested after two of
BARRISTERS will stage an historic strike next month in response to Government plans to slash Legal Aid – a move they say could see serious criminals walking free from court.
Criminal Bar Association (CBA) chairman Nigel Lithman QC is urging his fellow barristers not to work on the morning of January 6 to show the strength of feeling against Government plans to cut legal aid fees paid to barristers.
It is the first time in history barristers will go on strike, and if a large
Plans to privatise three prisons have been cancelled because of an ongoing investigation into the leading bidder.
The justice secretary said the prison service would remain in charge at Hatfield, Lindholme and Moorland, all in South Yorkshire, while allegations against Serco remained outstanding.
The contractor is accused of over-charging the government for electronically tagging prisoners.
Chris Grayling said he was cancelling the plans for "operational reasons".
Thousands of probation officers in England and Wales have walked out on strike over the government's plans to privatise large parts of the service.
Members of the National Association of Probation Officers (Napo) began the 24-hour strike from midday on Tuesday.
The union previously registered a trade dispute over proposals to transfer most of the service to private companies such as G4S and Serco.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
So long as any society has a system that lets people out of prison, it is in everyone’s interests that they are let out in better shape than they were when they went in.
When I agreed to speak at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, on this weekend at the Sydney Opera House, it was with some reservations. I wondered if my idea – that prisoner rehabilitation should be a primary concern of any advanced society’s prison system – could really be thought of as dangerous