In the last quarter of 2012, the proportion of people given immediate custodial terms was down from 28 per cent to 27 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year.
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Just one in four thugs caught with a knife were jailed last year – despite public demands for robust sentences.
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It was previously a place from which people desperately wanted to leave.
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Community sentences have been branded a failure after it emerged nearly 8,000 criminals sent to prison last year had been handed 11 or more of the supervised orders.
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We should learn from the US Republicans: we simply cannot afford to carry on spending on prison as we currently are, writes Ben Gummer.
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A new briefing by the free market thinktank, Reform, sets out to reignite the debate about the role of the private sector in our prisons.
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Last year an outgoing chief constable warned of an “austerity crime wave”. But latest figures reveal some areas of Wales are experiencing their lowest levels of crime in 30 years. Crime correspondent Clare Hutchinson asks: who’s right?
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Young criminals should be sent to “secure colleges” similar to modern-day borstals to be rehabilitated, the Justice Secretary will announce.
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More problems reported at £278m privately-run Staffordshire jail
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Half of those leaving British prisons find themselves back inside within a year. Here, an anonymous young offender from London describes the high hopes he had on his release – and what happened next.
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