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Published on July 31 2014 in News

Repeat offenders of alcohol-related offences will be forced to wear tags, to monitor if they are still drinking under a pilot scheme in London. The mandatory, so called 'sobriety tags' which look like electronic tags could force abstinence for up…

 
Published on July 31 2014 in News

The prison sex offender population has doubled in ten years, fuelled by the jump in historic abuse convictions. One in eight inmates in British jails is a sex offender, with the population now at 11,150, the Daily Mail reported. Eight prisons i…

 
Published on July 31 2014 in News

This weeks Justice Insight! is out. Read it here.

 
Published on July 31 2014 in News

You couldn't ask for a clearer sign of failure. The Ministry of Justice's (MoJ) own figures show a 30% rise in serious assaults in jail, a 69% rise in suicides and sky-rocketing numbers of failing prisons. And yet Chris Grayling spent the day maki…

 
Published on July 30 2014 in News

Campaigners fighting the ban on books being sent to prisoners are hoping to swamp justice secretary Chris Grayling in reading material – requesting that he send the books on to prison libraries. The Howard League, which revealed in March that new…

 
Published on July 30 2014 in News

Rolf Harris's prison sentence of five years and nine months for indecently assaulting young women will not be increased after the new attorney general, Jeremy Wright QC, declined to refer it to the court of appeal. When sentence was passed on the…

 
Published on July 29 2014 in News

Prison officials have reportedly expressed concerns that prisoners may be falsely declaring themselves transgender, out of a belief that they will be given access to privileges and separate facilities, and have prompted a review of current policy.…

 
Published on July 28 2014 in News

Colmin Smith, a British drugs mule who swallowed 61 pellets of cocaine was saved by the cabin crew on a Virgin Atlantic flight from the Caribbean. The 48 year-old was smuggling £40,000 of the Class A drug in his stomach on the flight from Antigua…

 
Published on July 26 2014 in News

A judge is to write to Belmarsh Prison's governor over concerns that Andy Coulson is still held there three weeks after the ex-News of the World editor was jailed for hacking. It is a Category A prison - the highest security level - but it also ho…

 
Published on July 26 2014 in News

Four fifths of all offenders given restorative disposals have not gone on to commit another crime, according to police figures. The figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request show since they came into action in 2009 until the end of…