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NEWS 08 Mar 2017

High Court orders urgent hearing of legal challenge to prolonged solitary confinement of a child in prison

The High Court has agreed to hear a judicial review brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform on behalf of a of a boy held in prolonged solitary confinement in a London prison.

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NEWS 01 Mar 2017

Howard League responds to Featherstone prison inspection

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report on Featherstone prison, published today (Tuesday 28 February).

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22 28 Feb 2017

RESILIENCE TRAINING

POA Learning developed the resilience training package and trained volunteers to deliver the course and supported its ‘roll out’ across establishments in the South West region. 

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News 24 Feb 2017

Howard League responds to Youth Justice Board announcement

The Howard League for Penal Reform welcomes the appointment of Charlie Taylor as Chair of the Youth Justice Board, announced today (Friday 24 February) by the Ministry of Justice.

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NEWS 24 Feb 2017

Watch Mark Fairhurst on the Victoria Derbyshire Show

Watch Mark Fairhurst at 1 hour 34 mins on the Victoria Derbyshire Show 1/2/17

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14 19 Feb 2017

£12 MILLION BOOST TO ATTRACT NEW RECRUITS

The Unions position has for a long time been that pay should be set at a national level for staff. The latest attempt at placing a plaster over a gaping wound has been announced.

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News 15 Feb 2017

Prisons need profound culture change to prevent loss of life from suicide

Prisons need a profound culture change to prevent people from losing their lives through suicide, according to a report published today (Monday 13 February) by Centre for Mental Health and the Howard League for Penal Reform.

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News 01 Feb 2017

Howard League responds to Exeter prison inspection

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report on Exeter prison, published today (Wednesday 1 February).

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News 27 Jan 2017

Court of Appeal to hear charities’ challenge to legal aid cuts for prisoners

Cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unfair and unlawful, and have coincided with a deterioration in safety in prisons across England and Wales, the Court of Appeal will hear in the course of a two-day hearing next week (Tuesday 31 January).

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News 26 Jan 2017

119 people died by suicide in prisons in England and Wales last year

An all-time record number of people lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales last year, figures seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform confirm today (Thursday 26 January).

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