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Latest edition: November 2023
(Next edition 6th December 2023)
In the 40 packed pages of our November 2023 edition we lead by looking at the reform of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act where the barrier to employment has been lifted for thousands of ex-offenders whose previous disclosable convictions are now regarded as spent!
And among other things this month are….
Express solicitors: lawyers helping injured people
Expert prison law solicitor Dean Kingham of Reece Thomas Watson solicitors questions how the Parole Board, who insist prisoners on licence adhere to all their conditions, are able to breach their own rules?
Carrington’s solicitors expand their Prison Law Department
Prison officer who printed topless selfies for inmate gets suspended sentence
Michael Stone convictions are to be reviewed by the Criminal Cases Review Commission
Pop up prison cells in exercise yards to end overcrowding
Top police officer who wrote the Metropolitan Police’s drugs policy, refused to take a drug test
IMB at Stoke Heath insist Key Workers role should be given greater priority in staff detailing
Reece Thomas Watson – solicitors fighting your corner all the way
County lines gangs smashed in national police blitz
IMB Kirkham reveal almost 200 prisoners sent back to closed conditions in the last year
Biography: Paul O’Donell – proceeds of crime expert solicitor and partner with Imran Khan and Partners
New prison no fly zones for drug delivering drones
Robust new laws to fight corruption money-laundering and fraud
IMB Liverpool say the prison must develop a consistent approach to main gate security
Natasha Kirkpatrick of Carrington’s solicitors examines Whole Life Orders
Sex abuse Police Officer jailed for life
Four terrorists sent back to prison over lie detector failures
Brand new Prisons Handbook 2024 now available at an inmate discount price
Readers letters look at the subject of IPP prisoners; the converse policy on readers letters; legal appeal papers and volumetric control; access to prosecution evidence in digital format
Full list of extant Prison Service Orders, Instructions and Policy Frameworks
IMB Wandsworth say the prison is unsafe and with inhumane conditions
Scotland’s prison population projected to hit record high
What is the government doing to reduce pressure on prisons?
Prison Suicide and Violence rise by nearly 25%
Self harm in prison hits all-time high among women
IMB Whitemoor say priority funding is needed for showers that meet basic standards of decency and safety
We take a look at ‘Turnaround’ – a youth early intervention programme led by the Ministry of Justice
Man who spent 17 years in jail for a rape he did not commit is broke and lives in a tent
Prison nurse jailed for more than 10 years for flooding the prison with drugs and knives
Access to Justice – Express solicitors in a double centre page spread look at how prisoners can seek legal help for personal injury claims
Private police force prosecution 300 shoplifters
Updated management structure of HM prison and probation service
Sudbury prison inspection reveals poor accommodation needs substantial investment
National prison radio broadcast schedule for November 2023
Interim victim’s commissioner appointed
Support is needed for under represented traveller community writes the Criminal Cases Review Commission
IMB Lincoln Report increasing numbers of disabled and elderly prisoners with dementia needing end of life care
Recall to custody reached record levels last year
Closed secret civil hearings about to unravel perhaps
IMB Coldingley report alarming sanitary conditions
Spotlight on Lindholme Prison
and much more too!
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