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Published on April 23 2014 in News

London Probation Trust achieves settled accommodation for 85% of offenders against the backdrop of London’s high rents, shortages of affordable housing and benefit caps. This success is largely due to working in partnership with a range of housing…

 
Published on April 23 2014 in News

A woman who was sexually abused by her stepdad as a child said she can finally sleep at night knowing he is behind bars. John Harris, 64, of William Henry Street, Vauxhall, was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to nine historic sex offe…

 
Published on April 23 2014 in News

OFFENDERS sentenced to up to four years in prison should be allowed a "clean slate" under proposed reforms to Scotland's rehabilitation laws. Respondents to the Scottish Government's consultation favoured raising the threshold where criminals are …

 
Published on April 22 2014 in News

It's a weekday morning, and in a packed lecture theatre in central London,author and consultant Stephanie Covington is telling about 100 people who work in Britain's jails why prisons fail to rehabilitate women. Along with other prison campaigners, C…

 
Published on April 22 2014 in News

Drawing on his own experience, former cabinet minister calls for new network of 15,000 mentors. Former cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken is drawing on his personal experience of befriending and helping a former prison inmate to quit crime and find …

 
Published on April 17 2014 in News

When we were little, we used to tell our mama she had good ears. My little sister and I would whisper under the covers in our bed after lights out, and somehow mom could always hear us. She'd tell us to quit talking and go to sleep. Tomorrow I'm g…

 
Published on April 17 2014 in News

In New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo has a crazy idea: Let's put policies into effect that will help lower the recidivism rate of prison inmates. Specifically, the governor wants to extend a program that gives free college education to inmates so…

 
Published on April 17 2014 in News

The other day I visited a really remarkable organisation in Lambeth, south London, which is dedicated to helping drug and alcohol addicts to get their lives on track. What is impressive about the Aurora project is that it shows the power of one addic…

 
Published on April 14 2014 in News

Chris Grayling has a fistful of excuses for the prisoner book ban. The most consistent of these is that it would be impossible for prisons to allow a free flow of parcels to inmates. In a letter to the Poet Laureate, the justice secretary wrote…

 
Published on April 14 2014 in News

WHEN a passing cyclist intervened as a drunk racially abused two Asian women in Nottingham city centre, it changed both men's lives. Shad Ali, punched to the ground and kicked in the face, ended up in an operating theatre. His assailant Glenn Jack…