The Psychoactive Substances Act is due to come into effect on 26 May, but sprialling use among prisoners raises concerns clampdown attempts are proving ineffectual
Five members of staff were arrested after undercover filming in the unit appeared to show staff bullying vulnerable children and using unnecessary force to restrain them
Abdul Basit’s mother tells The Independent his ‘life has become a bigger punishment than death’
'There was no apparent threat from the Palestinian that was incapacitated'
Research suggests dynasty’s talent for instilling obedience in its subjects is still ingrained several generations on
A Supreme Court ruling could result in a number of defendants convicted under the doctrine of joint enterprise appealing their convictions
The Supreme Court judgement could lead to a number of appeals by those convicted under the doctrine of joint enterprise
Scalia was known for his opposition to abortion rights over his 30-year Supreme Court career
World View: The court needs to sign up more countries; to streamline its procedures; to mature. Because never before in history has there been a forum for the weak to obtain justice from those who would like to consider themselves all-powerful. It demands to be nurtured
Total could top 11 million if unknown numbers held in Chinese and North Korean detention centres were included
Seven years of Jacqueline Sauvage’s remaining 10-year sentence are waived
Charles Keidan: 'It is time for Parliament to demonstrate its commitment to creating a level playing field for all citizens by opening up civil partnerships to same-sex and opposite-sex couples alike'
Miklas Scholz: 'I have written many journals so I am used to writing in proper English and proper sentences and wouldn’t use words and phrases like being ‘in hot water’ to describe being in trouble because it is not correct'
What will happen to the innocent people who may already have pleaded guilty?
He's already got David Cameron to tear up a prison deal with Saudi Arabia and has reversed Chris Grayling's ludicrous ban on books – what's next?
Senior judge says quota system would create perception judicial appointments are 'not based on merit'