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Published on June 10 2016 in General

Peer Power, a new children’s charity, launches today to help improve emotional health and well-being for vulnerable young people who have experienced multiple disad-vantage. Supporting the development of trusting, supportive and consistent relation-s…

 
Published on May 24 2016 in General

The Greater Manchester Youth Justice University Partnership (GMYJUP), established in 2014, strives to develop innovative knowledge exchange between academia, youth justice services and the Youth Justice Board. GMYJUP have recently secured a pioneerin…

 
Published on May 6 2016 in General

Today a fascinating report on the voluntary sector and young people’s views and experiences of youth justice has been published. It has been written in response to the Government review on Youth Justice led by Charlie Taylor. It has been produced by…

 
Published on March 11 2016 in General

When I read and reviewed Jonathan Robinson’s IN IT, the prison diary he released following his short jail sentence, I supposed that would be the last I would hear from this talented author on the HMPS front. I assumed incorrectly. He has carried on w…

 
Published on February 22 2016 in General

Ground-breaking work carried out by Gwalia the social housing and care support supplier, to reduce re-offending rates among male prisoners and their families has helped Parc Prison secure the ‘Investors in Families’ chartered mark. The success of the…

 
Published on February 22 2016 in General

People caught with drugs for personal use would be referred for health treatment rather than sent to jail under proposals unveiled by the Scottish Liberal Democrats. Leader Willie Rennie said Scotland’s current drugs policy “is costly and fails to wo…

 
Published on February 22 2016 in General

No two prisons are alike, any more than two prisoners are the same. But virtually all closed prisons have one thing in common, they are noisy places. Wherever you go, at most times of day and evening, there’s a cacophony of sounds. The jangling of ke…

 
Published on February 8 2016 in General

Let me begin with a pretty extraordinary fact: it’s well over twenty years since a Prime Minister made a speech solely about prisons. To be frank, it can sometimes be easy for politicians to worry so much that their words will be caricatured, that th…