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Latest edition: December 2023

(Next edition 3rd January 2024
)

In the 48 packed pages of our December 2023 edition we lead by looking at the reform of the IPP Licence announced by the Justice Secretary that cuts the current 10 year post-release licence period potentially from 10 years to 3 years.

And among other things this month are….

Express solicitors: lawyers helping injured people

Expert prison law solicitor Dean Kingham of Reece Thomas Watson solicitors describes some of the governments proposals in relation to renting prison accommodation abroad as complete ‘bonkers’.

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Reece Thomas Watson,  Centre Page pullout of 2024 Wall Planner

Readers letters look at the subject of what must be provided in order for a Cell to be Certified as legal prisoner accommodation.

World’s first as the Kings award is presented in a prison

Ian Wright meets Pentonville’s soccer coaches

Converse now on 2500 Coracle laptops in the 86 prisons

Post office Inquiry prison threat over disclosure failures

Prisons and probation ombudsman launch independent prisoner complaint investigations

Proceeds of crime expert Paul O’Donnell writes on the subject of POCA

The prison project helping female prisoners reset their lives

Eight metropolitan police officers face misconduct hearings

More terrorism and sexual offenders to be polygraph tested

Carrington’s solicitors and how you can get a free copy of their 2024 calendar

IMB at Bristol prison state the jail is ‘unfit for purpose’

Full current list of prison service instructions orders and policy frameworks

Solicitor gets suspended sentence for tipping off client over fraud investigation

HMP Liverpool prison officers acquitted of all charges

Chelmsford prison death linked to easy drug access

National prison radio December 2023 Broadcast schedule

Lawyer jailed for seven years for ‘Sexsomnia’

Criminal cases review commission has sentence reduced by six months

Thematic review: children in custody 

Prison service offender equalities annual report 2023

Gartree prison get approval for expansion

Supreme Court rules Rwanda Asylum policy is unlawful

New policy framework issued on Friday and bank holiday releases from prison

Charity pioneers construction skills for prisoners

Menopausal offenders could be spared jail

Four years imprisonment for prison officer at centre of drug smuggling ring

Spotlight on HM Prison Huntercombe

HM Prison Hewell officer convicted of faking prison records

Scottish prison governors raise significant concerns about rising prison population

and much more too!

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