Legal aid cuts delaying rehabilitation in prison, court will hear

Cuts are further obstacle to getting ready for release, say penal charities

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Barrier: cuts are further obstacle to securing release, say penal reform groups. Photograph: x1klima

A case arguing that cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unfair and unlawful will be heard before the Court of Appeal today.

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MoJ’s Youth Justice Statistics show mixed results for 2016

Youth prison population falls 66 percent in 10 years but self-harm and assault is up, says report

 

The number of 10-17 year-olds in prison has fallen 66 percent between 2006 and 2016 and the number of first time entrants to the Youth Justice System has fallen by 83 percent in the same period, says the government’s latest Youth Justice Statistics report, published today.

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Prisons in parliament

Outcomes for children in custody not good enough admits Truss

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Prisoner 101115. Under 25s entrant to the 2015 Koestler exhibition

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HMP Pentonville and HMP Bedford

Proof that the prison system is crumbling?

Category B HMP Bedford Prison. Image: LawPages

Category B HMP Bedford Prison. Image: LawPages

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In the space of 24 hours a riot at HMP Bedford and two escapees from HMP Pentonville drew the country’s attention to the UK’s struggling prison estate.

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‘Brave’ woman shares struggle with abusive partner and prison before starting life afresh

A domestic abuse survivor has spoken of her struggle through a controlling relationship, prison and how she’s breaking a vicious circle

Sanctuary: the Nelstn Trust Women's Centre in Gloucester offers a safe space for women to spend time with each other

Sanctuary: the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester offers a safe space for women to spend time with each other

All of my problems started when I met this guy,” said Linda*, of her partner whom she met when she was 25 years-old. “This is when it slowly it started.”

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Prisons in the press – 30 Sept 2016

Easier to get drugs than clothes or bedding in English prison

Source: Chris Grey on Flickr

Source: Chris Grey on Flickr

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Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.

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Prisons in the press – 16 September

Suicide prevention and prisoner rehabilitation top this week’s agenda

A ground breaking prosecution for musical inmates this week. Image: Global Panorama

Transfers of prisoners to mental health hospitals have increased by 20 per cent. Image: Global Panorama

Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.

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