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Probation officers and staff in Northern Ireland have been warned by police they are under an increased threat from dissident republican terrorists. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) contacted the Probation Board to advise that the threat level against some members has been raised, particularly in republican areas. Board…
The Lammy Review, chaired by David Lammy MP, is an independent review of the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Over the last 18 months the Lammy Review has conducted extensive research across each aspect of the criminal…
Ministers have been urged to put in place a comprehensive race strategy following the publication of the Lammy review. David Isaac, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: "Everybody should have full trust in our criminal justice system and the Lammy Review is a major contribution to understanding…
Rules on prison visits for male inmates punish their children unfairly, according to a leading charity. Barnardo's says some sons and daughters see their fathers for just two hours every four weeks under the regime. The organisation's chief executive Javed Khan said: "Restricting a child's right to a family life…
The "stepfather" of Baby P, who was jailed for a campaign of abuse against the little boy, has been refused parole. Steven Barker was handed a life sentence with a minimum of 10 years for raping a two-year-old girl and given a 12-year term to run concurrently for his ''major…
Prisons in England and Wales are in crisis after "perverse" Government reform and a "toxic mix" of pressures, the head of the body representing governors has warned. Andrea Albutt, president of the Prison Governors Association (PGA), launched a blistering attack on the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), saying its members had…
Dozens of prisoners have been released by mistake as violence in jails surged to a new high, official figures reveal. Seventy-one convicted criminals or suspects were erroneously freed in 2016/17 - a rise of seven on the previous year and the highest number since current records started a decade ago.…
Secure "old people's homes with walls" could be built to deal with the rapidly ageing prison population, a watchdog has suggested. Peter Clarke, the Chief Inspector of Prisons in England and Wales, revealed he had put forward the idea of new facilities for older inmates to the Government. He said…
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