Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 14:57

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Bold claims for the redeeming powers of art

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 08/12/2010 - 11:00

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Flaws in the MoJ's reoffending study

The Ministry of Justice has recently launched a “payment by results’ pilot study at the privately run Peterborough Prison, which holds 480 male and 360 female prisoners.

Sheila Bird :: Tue, 07/12/2010 - 14:54

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Prison works: but how well?

In 1993, Conservative Home Secretary Michael Howard famously proclaimed “Prison works!” and built more prisons.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 22/11/2010 - 10:31

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Bent statistics on going straight

Ministers in the Coalition Government need to watch their claims more carefully.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 17/08/2010 - 13:43

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Revised figures for Scottish prisoner escort costs

After the payments made to Reliance Custodial Service under its contract to transport prisoners in Scotland were analysed

Sheila Bird :: Tue, 20/07/2010 - 13:12

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Prisoner escorts in Scotland: getting better value

The Scottish Government is currently considering tenders for a seven-year contract to transport prisoners around Scotland.

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 14:22

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Ten years and too few answers later ...

Ten years ago, the Home Affairs Committee’s Special Report on Drugs and Prisons made a series of recommendations that are still being ignored by the Ministry of Justice.

Sheila Bird and Andrew Pelling :: Mon, 09/11/2009 - 11:57

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One law for the guilty, another for the innocent

Prisoners held on remand while awaiting trial can at least console themselves that if found guilty, their time on remand will count towards their sentence. But there is no such consolation for those found not guilty, or found guilty but given a non-custodial sentence.

Sheila Bird :: Thu, 08/10/2009 - 10:37

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Drug treatment in prison: what the data show

Thanks to staff at the House of Commons Library, and the diligence of many parliamentarians, it has proved possible to investigate how well the prison’s Integrated Drug Treatment System is wo