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Bromley Briefings - Autumn 2016 published

Monday 12 December 2016

324 people died in prison in the year to September 2016, the highest number on record. A third of these deaths were self-inflicted.Serious assaults in prison have more than doubled in the last three years.Nearly half of the adult male prisons inspected in 2015–16 were judged to be failing on safety.Very few people will have missed the news coverage prompted by these appalling facts over the last year. It is to the new Secretary of State’s credit both that she acknowledges her personal accountability for making prisons safe,

Women in the criminal justice system annual statistics 2015/16 published

Monday 12 December 2016

This publication compiles statistics from data sources across the Criminal Justice System (CJS), to provide a combined perspective on the typical experiences of women who come into contact with it. It considers how these experiences have changed over time and how they contrast to the typical experiences of men. No causative links can be drawn from these summary statistics, and no controls have been applied to account for differences in circumstances between the males and females coming into contact with the CJS (e.g. average income

NOMS Offender Equalities Statistics 2015/2016 published

Monday 12 December 2016

This is the 2015/16 issue of the annual National Offender Management Service Offender Equalities statistics publication. The equality objectives are stated, along with progress and achievements, in the NOMS Annual Report and Accounts 2015/16. The Equality Act 2010 lists nine Protected Characteristics: Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Religion or Belief, Gender Reassignment, Marriage/Civil Partnership, and Pregnancy/Maternity.

Howard League - Preventing Prison Suicide

Monday 05 December 2016

The Howard League and the Centre for Mental Health are investigating suicide prevention in prisons. The joint work is focussing on how the police, the judiciary, prisons and healthcare providers can work together to prevent suicides in prison. It also looks at what lessons can be learnt from the wider community.

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