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Early release ended by Grayling in right wing bidding war

In a blatantly political move, Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling has announced that the automatic early release of prisoners convicted of child rape or certain terrorist offences is to be scrapped. What Grayling has not said clearly and publicly is that this is simply a first step towards scrapping early release altogether for all offences; something…

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Work Programme a total failure as government ignores older unemployed and CRB check jobless

Work Programme a total failure as government ignores older unemployed and CRB check jobless

The government’s much heralded Work Programme is completely failing to help older unemployed people and those with criminal records. TheOpinionSite.org can reveal that according to sources within the Department of Work and Pensions, the government sees employing the young as being more cost effective and more politically acceptable than getting experienced 45 – 60 year…

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UK sex offenders being used in chemical castration experiments

UK sex offenders being used in chemical castration experiments

An experiment designed to ‘chemically castrate’ sex offenders, all of whom are supposedly ‘volunteers’, is being carried out by the Prison Service. The scheme is fully backed by the Ministry of Justice which said it supports the use of drug “intervention” for some high-risk offenders. However, some believe that it is not possible for the…

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Prisoners falsely categorised as prison system fights Clarke

Prisoners falsely categorised as prison system fights Clarke

Following Ken Clarke’s announcement that he intends to cut the prison population, governors, probation officers and others appear to be falsely assessing prison risk levels of those in custody amid fears of job losses and prison closures. The result of this war with government ministers responsible for the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is that many…

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Police ‘thug in uniform’ gets job back despite damning video evidence

Police ‘thug in uniform’ gets job back despite damning video evidence

A police sergeant whose force was warned that he was a ‘thug in uniform’ is to be reinstated to his former position, despite damning video evidence that shows him allegedly mistreating a prisoner. Sgt Mark Andrews was dismissed by Wiltshire Police after being seen on CCTV in July 2008 dragging Pamela Somerville, 60, across the…

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Clarke’s rehabilitation revolution failing as authorities oppose changes

Clarke’s rehabilitation revolution failing as authorities oppose changes

It has emerged that Ken Clarke’s ‘rehabilitation revolution’ is completely failing prisoners with IPP and long term determinate sentences and is also failing to reduce prisoner numbers. Mr Clarke’s proposed changes are only being directed at those prisoners serving 12 months or less and completely ignore those with longer sentences. The excuse is that short…

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Government uncertain over changes to IPP sentences

Government uncertain over changes to IPP sentences

By the time the government returns to Parliament later this month, the review into the management and operation of Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP) should have been concluded. However, regrettably it seems that there is still turmoil within the government as to exactly what it should do, not just regarding the future operation IPP…

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Record prisoner numbers will climb further as remands and recalls increase

Record prisoner numbers will climb further as remands and recalls increase

The number of prisoners held in Britain’s jails has hit a new high with in excess of 85,000 people being kept in custody. The latest figures from the Ministry of Justice show a relentless increase in the prison population that shows no sign of slowing down. The total for those in jail increased by 1,000…

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IPP sentence reform will only be possible if MPs are courageous

IPP sentence reform will only be possible if MPs are courageous

Despite the recent lull in hostilities, the ongoing conflict within government regarding the reform of IPP sentences and a prison sentences in general is set to continue for some time. As the government gets itself further embroiled in arguments about tabloid newspapers and their undue influence on policy making, the war over penal reform has…

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Sentencing reform in chaos as Cameron and Clarke slug it out

Sentencing reform in chaos as Cameron and Clarke slug it out

The government’s long awaited sentencing reforms are in chaos. David Cameron and Ken Clarke are engaged in bitter warfare over the contents of proposed sentencing reforms and the best way to present them. Clark wants justice and modernisation whereas Cameron wants political security and doesn’t care whether the reforms are fair or not. In fact,…

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