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    Prisons told to adjust for older inmates

    The Prisons and Probation ombudsman has said that prisons will have to adjust to suit the ageing prison population. Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen says prisons will have to take on “care home and even hospice” roles in future, >>>

    Categories: Offenders And Ex-offenders

    Charities are best at reducing re-offending

    A study has found that prisoners are less likely to reoffend in their first year of release if intervention is by a charity rather than a private company. A report by charity thinktank New Philanthropy Capital has >>>

    Categories: Offenders And Ex-offenders

    It could become illegal to deny offenders legal aid

    The court of appeal has ruled that inmates with mental health problems or learning difficulties could become disadvantaged if legal representation is removed. It could become illegal to deny prisoners in England and Wales legal aid so >>>

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    Offender’s rehabilitation is delayed by legal aid restrictions

    Two charities are challenging the removal of legal aid from internal prison hearings due to it being ‘inherently unfair.’ The court of appeal has been told that thousands of prisoners are being prevented from starting rehabilitation due >>>

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    New supported accommodation for ex-offenders in Birmingham

    Young ex-offenders can receive support through new supported accommodation in Birmingham. Trident Reach the People Charity’s new Reach House has been built to provide 24-hour supported accommodation for young offenders to help support them getting back into >>>

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    Staff working with young offenders criticised

    Inspectors have found that work aimed at preventing young offenders re-offending is hampered by “distrust” amongst the staff responsible. A report by three inspection bodies has said that staff aimed at helping reduce re-offending in young offenders >>>

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    Family homes are needed to help offenders re-offending

    A government report has found that prisons need to recognise the importance of resettling prisoners back into suitable family homes so that homelessness and re-offending is prevented. A study by HM Inspectorate of Prisons, HM Inspectorate of >>>

    Categories: Offenders And Ex-offenders

    Ex-offenders ‘lacking home and job'

    Inspectors believe that only one in six ex-offenders in England and Wales have both a job and somewhere to live once they are released from prison. An inspection into resettlement provision for adult prisoners had followed 80 >>>

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    Offenders placed in prison for a day in a bid to cut re-offending

    A think tank has said that threatening offenders with a “day or two in prison” if they preach a community order would help to reduce the rates of re-offending. The Centre for Social Justice has urged the >>>

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    Inspection finds offenders with learning disabilities are not being supported

    An inspection has found that offenders with learning disabilities are not receiving the support they need from police, probation and prosecution services. The inspection looking into the treatment of offenders with learning disabilities within the criminal justice >>>

    Categories: Offenders And Ex-offenders