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21 Nov 2016

Campaigning law firm Thompsons solicitors responds to the Ministry of Justice consultation on reforms to the small claims limit

Tom Jones, Head of Policy at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “Despite government figures showing that the number of injury claims are down, they have allowed themselves to be bullied by insurers into reviving hugely unfair plans to remove access to justice for the injured, without producing a shred of evidence to justify them.

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News 18 Nov 2016

Howard League: Failing prisons resort to draconian punishments as crisis behind bars deepens

More than 215,000 days – or 590 years – of additional imprisonment were imposed on prisoners found to have broken prison rules last year, a report by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveals today (Friday 18 November).

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News 17 Nov 2016

Butler Trust - Beyond the Awards

Whilst the Awarding Panel has been busy over the Summer reviewing the 350+ nominations for the 2016-17 Awards, we’ve been hard at work helping to spread good practice and learning across the sector.

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News 16 Nov 2016

Howard League responds to watchdog’s report on children in custody

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report, Children in Custody 2015-16: an analysis of 12 to 18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experience in secure training centres and young offender institutions, published today (Tuesday 15 November).

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News 10 Nov 2016

Media release: APPG - Ten years after The Corston Report, is this the end of successful women’s centres?

Women’s centres, which provide a range of vital services to help guide women away from crime, are at risk of becoming “a thing of the past” unless immediate action is taken to secure their future, an influential panel of MPs and peers warns today (Tuesday 8 November).

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News 03 Nov 2016

Media release: Howard League responds to prison reform proposals

The Howard League for Penal Reform has today (Thursday 3 November) issued a statement ahead of an announcement on prison reform by the Secretary of State for Justice, Elizabeth Truss.

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News 27 Oct 2016

One-fits-all approach to workers' rights "doesn't make sense and creates unnecessary conflict"

A "one-fits-all" approach to workers' rights is not appropriate for all sections of the workforce, General Secretary of The Professional Trades Union for Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers (POA), Steve Gillan, has said, announcing his union's official support for the Institute of Employment Rights' proposals for the reform of employment law.

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News 26 Oct 2016

Media release: Prison statistics reveal a bloodbath of assaults, suicide and self-injury

The number of people dying in prison has risen by 21 per cent in a year as safety in jails deteriorates further and faster, figures seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal today (Thursday 27 October).

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22 Sep 2016

E-petition launched - For the court to issue a consecutive sentence and not concurrent.

An e-petition has been launched for courts to issue consecutive sentences and not concurrent ones, if a civil servant is assaulted doing their duties.

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16 Sep 2016

Justice select Committee - Prison Safety

Below are a number of links to Parliamentary publications and archived video sessions all on the subject of Prison Safety.

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