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More than a fifth of out of work benefits claimants have a criminal record according to research published by the Ministry of Justice today.

David McGreavy, photographed in his 20s

Anonymity order lifted for triple child killer David McGreavy jailed in 1973

High Court judge lifts ruling on 'Monster of Worcester' who impaled victims on railings

The new scheme will affect tens of thousands of people jailed every year

Give Mr Grayling's reforms a chance - they could help us break the cycle of re-offending for good

At St Giles Trust we could now bid to work with organisations across the UK, says the Chief Executive

Poll: Is GPS tracking after prison release the way to tackle reoffending rates?

Reoffending rates have hardly changed in the last ten years, with 58 per cent of prisoners serving less than 12 months going on to reoffend in the year after release.

Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, has called for better rehabilitation in prisons

Chris Grayling calls for better rehabilitation after 200,000 crimes a year by ex-prisoners expose 'depressing merry-go-round' of re-offending criminals

Nearly 66,000 burglaries last year were committed by people who had spent at least a year in prison

Derek Paravicini: his involvement with the Court of Protection was to lead to a ‘opening-up’ campaign

The blind pianist who led our reporter to a closed courtroom

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Thousands of prisoners could lose their automatic access to gym equipment, games consoles and other perks under plans for a tough new regime in Britain’s jails

No Sky TV, no Xbox: prisoners' perks to be axed as Chris Grayling gets tough on jails

Thousands of prisoners could lose their automatic access to gym equipment, games consoles and other perks under plans for a tough new regime in Britain’s jails.

All prisoners in England and Wales to be given free supplies of odour neutralisers

83% of prisoners reported that odorous toilet excretions were hampering their ability to relax

The MoD has been told to find savings of five per cent but this will be partially offset
by an agreed one per cent rise in the defence equipment budget for the period

'Union of Ministers' rebel against yet more budget cuts

MoD has been told to find savings of five per cent

Pret a Manger out to make critics eat their words with order for more British workers

Company boosts its recruitment of British nationals following criticism

Editorial: The judges have right on their side

There will always be tension between politicians and judges. That is right and proper; proof, indeed, that the natural checks and balances between parliament, government and the judiciary are working. Were politicians and judges always to agree that would be grounds for suspicion. But there must be limits to that tension if the delicate balance is to be maintained. In two areas the Government seems to have overstepped the mark. The first is on its swingeing cuts to the legal aid budget which will take £350m from the annual £2bn bill.

Kenneth Clarke renewed his feud with Cabinet colleague Theresa May over human rights legislation today

ECHR needed to stop tabloid lynch mob, says Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke renewed his feud with Cabinet colleague Theresa May over human rights legislation today as he warned about the need to protect people from the tabloid “lynch mob”.

Cameron: 'We have to go further and faster on reducing the deficit'

David Cameron reaffirms urgency of deficit reduction

David Cameron has said that the Government needs to go “further and faster” to bring down the deficit after the loss of Britain’s coveted AAA credit rating.

Place your bets: A woman checks the political parties’ odds in a bookmaker’s window in Eastleigh, Hampshire, yesterday

Defection mars Lib Dems' fight for Eastleigh

Former constituency chief accuses Nick Clegg of betraying NHS as he shifts to anti-reform party

Punishment and poverty of imagination

It is hard to conceive the effect of the deprivation of freedom and human dignity

Reoffending rate increases

The challenge faced by the Government in tackling reoffending was underlined today by figures that revealed a further rise in the number of criminals returning to crime.

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