A CHIEF inspector has said the use of restorative justice across the Dyfed-Powys force area will “turn a negative experience into a positive one”.
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Unions are furious with government plans that will see offenders released from prison and those serving community sentences reporting to electronic kiosks rather than probation officers.
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A further eight career criminals have been convicted more than 300 times, while dozens more have been in court 100 or more times.
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People in the United States, Britain and Canada hold differing views on specific elements of their justice systems, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.
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CRIMINALS will have to answer to their victims under a new scheme.
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I will never forget the first time I visited a women’s prison. I was 23 and had been working as a volunteer researcher. Tasked to ascertain women’s concerns about their release and resettlement, I couldn’t wait to hear directly from those women I had been seeking to represent. In hindsight, nothing could have prepared me for the sense of despair and pain that permeated so many of the conversations I had that day. So many of those I spoke to had lost their children and their homes, and their priority on release was to get both back. At the time, there were calls to reduce the number of women in prison for non-violent offences and to reserve the use of custody for public protection and as a last resort.
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The state acts too often as a “bad parent” towards offenders as it tolerates bad behaviour before responding harshly, the policing minister Nick Herbert will say on Monday.
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Nick Herbert will say in a speech in Washington DC that a “damaging message” is sent to criminals when they are given cautions and easy community sentences or allowed to avoid paying fines.
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SCOTLAND’S justice system is “broken” and needs an urgent and radical overhaul if the problem of prison overcrowding is going to be tackled, according to the head of a leading rehabilitation charity.
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A commission set up by the Scottish government has called for the country’s only women’s prison to be demolished.
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A third of inmates at a prison failed random drugs tests and one in eight said they had developed a drug problem after being jailed, a study has found.
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