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Published on February 9 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…

 
Published on January 25 2016 in General

Sharon Beardon, a National Careers Service adviser working at Her Majesty’s Prison /Young Offenders Institution (HMP/YOI) Hatfield in Doncaster has been commended for the outstanding dedication and passion she brings to her work by the Butler Trust.…

 
Published on January 12 2016 in General

Press release For immediate release Novus education provision receives another ‘outstanding’ Ofsted grade HMP/YOI Hatfield has become the third prison in which Novus delivers its education provision to receive an ‘outstanding’ grade from Ofsted. The…

 
Published on December 21 2015 in General

Andrew Selous MP told delegates at Novus’ Employer Engagement event that the public will be safer if ex-offenders are provided with jobs, as employment is the key to preventing them from offending again. The Grand Connaught Rooms in London was filled…

 
Published on December 2 2015 in General

SHIPLEY MP Philip Davies has urged a Government Minister to move Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe to a prison as soon as possible, after psychiatrists decided he is no longer mentally ill. Doctors treating 69-year-old Sutcliffe have recommended he be…

 
Published on December 2 2015 in General

The former deputy director of the National Crime Agency, Phil Gormley, has been appointed to run Police Scotland. The 53-year-old will take over from Sir Stephen House. He was competing for the job alongside two senior Police Scotland bosses, Iain Li…

 
Published on December 2 2015 in General

Scottish rapper Loki (Darren McGarvey) has been taken on by Glasgow police to help fight domestic abuse and aggression. In a community centre in Alloa, the Scottish hip-hop artist Loki is about to give the first public performance of a rap about dome…

 
Published on December 2 2015 in General

New investment in the prison estate will reduce running costs by £80 million a year when radical reforms are complete, MPs have been told. Justice Secretary Michael Gove used the backdrop of the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) to announce the cr…

 
Published on December 2 2015 in General

After more than a century at the forefront of women’s history, the notorious Holloway Prison is to shut - but reaction has been mixed. Chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne announced its closure at last Wednesday’s spending review and autumn sta…

 
Published on November 25 2015 in General

Finding the best approach for convicted criminals to tackle their addiction to drink is one of the many challenges that faces the team of probation officers in Warrington. Jane McCaskill, who works as the leading officer for offenders that have been…