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Prison Population Briefing Paper

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Research Briefing: Safety in Custody

19th December 2019 There has been a decline in prison safety since 2012. Assaults and incidents of self-harm are at record highs and the number of self-inflicted deaths has risen. Chief Inspectors of Prisons, the Prison and Probation Ombudsman, Independent Monitoring Boards and the Justice Committee have all repeatedly expressed concern. HM Prisons and Probation […]

New £600,000 study to probe ways to rehabilitate offenders in prison.

A study is to examine whether measures such as referring to prisoners as “men” and their cells as “rooms” can help rehabilitate offenders. The three-year project will focus on HMP Berwyn, the largest prison in England and Wales and the second largest in Europe. Researchers from the Universities of Bath and Leicester will study factors […]