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Published on September 30 2014 in News

“There are people whose lives are chaotic and who survive within the homeless system and they may float along within that. There are people who really struggle with it and for whom it has a massive impact in relation to their likelihood for re-offend…

 
Published on September 29 2014 in News

Brian was 17 when he was jailed for the first time. A career in commercial burglary gave him the lifestyle he craved – but also led to one prison sentence after another. “I’m 38 now and have been out for almost three years, a record for me,” he sa…

 
Published on September 27 2014 in News

Shadow Justice Secretary, Sadiq Khan MP, spoke at the NoOffence! Mentoring conference on 18 September. The event was supported by St Giles Trust and held at the offices of Nomura in the City of London. Sadiq Khan spoke passionately about the need…

 
Published on September 27 2014 in News

Some insights, both amusing and thoughtful, from former Cabinet Minister, Jonathan Aitken, on Mentoring. He asks for serious attention to be given to the latest report by HM Inspector of Prisons and argues that, even if you do not believe there is…

 
Published on September 26 2014 in News

Last year’s horsemeat scandal shook us all to our hooves. Known here in the UK, fondly, as “horsegate”, the country went into meltdown as it transpired that foods—mainly highly-processed products from supermarkets—advertised as containing beef wer…

 
Published on September 26 2014 in News

Last week Vicky Pryce said that she believed prison wasn’t working for women. Here, Shipley’s Conservative MP Philip Davies explains why he disagrees. READING The Yorkshire Post recently, I came across an interview with Vicky Pryce, who was senten…

 
Published on September 25 2014 in News

Teenagers at risk of falling into a life of crime have been given an ‘eye-opening’ insight into the experience of being arrested and placed in prison courtesy of a new scheme run by local police and Bristol charities. Young people who have already…

 
Published on September 25 2014 in News

PRISON bosses have been criticised for not doing enough to protect Shakespeare book crook Raymond Scott. Scott was jailed for eight years in 2010 for handling stolen goods – a rare edition of Shakespeare’s First Folio from Durham University Librar…

 
Published on September 24 2014 in News

The federal prison population is projected to fall by more than 12,000 inmates over the next two years, as policies that reduce sentences for nonviolent offenders spur the first such drop since 1980. The projected decline comes on top of a 4,800-i…

 
Published on September 24 2014 in News

The organisation representing elected crime commissioners has urged the Government not to return to “the era of invisible, unelected police authorities” in the aftermath of the Rotherham child sex scandal. Calls have been made to introduce new law…