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Published on March 2 2015 in General

Sixty five young adults and teenagers have died in prison in four years, a new report reveals. The study by the charity INQUEST into the deaths in custody of three children under 18, and 62 aged 18 to 24 is published on the same day as a separate rep…

 
Published on March 2 2015 in General

LEEDS has been named as the most overcrowded prison in England and Wales. The Category B jail, which holds many Bradford prisoners either on remand awaiting court proceedings or serving sentences, has almost twice as many inmates as it was designed f…

 
Published on March 2 2015 in General

Norway will on Monday sign a deal to rent 242 prison places in The Netherlands, hoping to cut the queue of Norwegian criminals waiting to serve their sentences. Norwegian Justice Minister Anders Anundsen will sign the deal with Dutch State Secretary…

 
Published on March 2 2015 in General

A victim of honour-based violence is hoping her story can save lives in Surrey. Sarbjit Athwal's sister-in-law was murdered on the orders of their mother-in-law. She had threatened to leave her unhappy marriage, but the family felt that would bring s…

 
Published on February 27 2015 in General

Disgraced glam rock singer Gary Glitter faces sentencing today for sex attacks on three schoolgirls during the 1970s. Gary Glitter attacked two of his victims, aged 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage to his dressing room.  The 70-year-old, real…

 
Published on February 27 2015 in General

New research published in the Lancet journal has revealed that people with depression are about three times more likely to commit a violent crime than someone who is not depressed. This is an impressive study – based on 47,000 Swedish people – but we…

 
Published on February 27 2015 in General

LOS ANGELES — William Taylor III, once a lifer in state prison for two robbery convictions and the intent to sell a small packet of heroin, was savoring a moment he had scarcely dared to imagine: his first day alone, in a place of his own. “I love th…

 
Published on February 27 2015 in General

Prisoners are to be escorted throughout their first day of freedom, as part of a fresh drive to reduce re-offending. Mentors will meet offenders at the gates of a jail and accompany them for their first day out, under the new probation service scheme…

 
Published on February 25 2015 in General

Prisons Minister Andrew Selous has today announced that the new prison in Wrexham will be operated by Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS). The prison, which is due to open in 2017, will be run by an innovative new approach that will see the best of t…

 
Published on February 25 2015 in General

Eddie Ray Routh has been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole for shooting and killing Chris Kyle, the soldier celebrated in the film American Sniper, and his friend Chad Littlefield. The case went to the jury on Tuesday after…