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Friday 03 July 2009
Wednesday 01 July 2009
Jack Straw has refused parole to Ronnie Biggs, despite earlier reports suggesting he was about to sign his release. Granting freedom to someone who has courted the media and shown no repentance would have been wrong, Straw said. Fine.
Thursday 25 June 2009
Wednesday 27 May 2009
Monday 13 April 2009
A Prison Service investigation will be launched after a “violent, seething mob” of inmates tore apart a jail, amid claims that government cost-cutting was to blame.
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, yesterday set out plans for an updated list of Britons' rights and responsibilities redrawn for the 21st century – more than 300 years after their first introduction.
Friday 06 March 2009
Election watchdogs are to review a £2,000 donation to Jack Straw's local Labour Party after claims it was made by a company which does not trade in Britain. The Electoral Commission said it was looking into a complaint by the Tory MP Ben Wallace about the donation from Westminster International Consultants. The money was accepted by the Blackburn Labour Party on 1 April 2005. But there have been claims that the firm did not do business in Britain.
Saturday 28 February 2009
Thursday 26 February 2009
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Monday 01 December 2008
Justice Secretary Jack Straw today said that he had been "surprised" at the raid on the Parliamentary office of Tory frontbencher Damian Green.
Tuesday 28 October 2008
There is an illustrious tradition of penal reformers – courageous men and women like John Howard, Elizabeth Fry, Herbert Gladstone – who have made a profound contribution to improving how society treats offenders. But crucially, they spoke in a language people understood.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/jack-straw-and.html">Andrew Neilson: Jack Straw and his crimogenic glasshouse</a>
Monday 27 October 2008
So Jack Straw thinks it is the language that penal reformers use which is the problem. Having sat at the RSA and heard him deliver his chiding speech to a room full of, er, penal reformers, I have a few points to make back.
Sunday 07 September 2008
Justice Secretary Jack Straw last night ordered an urgent inquiry after it emerged that a private contractor had lost a portable hard drive holding personal details of thousands of prison workers.
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