What will happen to the innocent people who may already have pleaded guilty?
The Ministry of Justice has been inundated with complaints about the £150 flat fee court charge which is not means tested and could rise to £1,000 if someone pleaded not guilty but lost their case in court
Teacher's salaries fell by more than five per cent between 2008 and 2013
Six weeks ago the Chancellor was the favourite to replace David Cameron but he has since slipped to third, according to latest poll
What happens to young people who've been excluded from mainstream school? Oscar Quine is given rare access to the extraordinary work being done in Pupil Referral Units
Rhodri Marsden wonders if the only conclusion can be that dog-loving is right wing
The two artists met at Reading University when Parker was a postgrad and Smith was an undergraduate
Exclusive: The proposed bill would hasten the end of the Human Rights Act
The union’s generosity grew as Mr Corbyn’s chances of winning improved, with one fat cheque after another arriving from the Unite headquarters
Exclusive: Michael Gove oversees policy review following Independent campaign
The speech that the Justice Secretary, Michael Gove, gave to last week’s Conservative annual conference was extraordinary, considering the setting. It is not many years since representatives habitually barracked and jeered any speaker who thought that there were ways to deal with offenders other than locking them up and throwing away the key. Mr Gove succeeded in putting forward a humane argument about the treatment of criminals, which included acknowledging that the majority are drawn from disturbed or disadvantaged social backgrounds, and the importance of allowing an offender a second chance.
Justice Secretary wins surprise victory to secure U-turn on controversial bid to help run Saudi Arabia’s prison system
In his own party conference speech, Michael Gove talked about prisoners not for ever being defined by their mistakes – brave words before a Tory audience
The state has succeeded in dramatically reducing its prison population while at the same time reducing levels of crime
Justice Secretary admits department will have to undergo cuts while implementing ambitious prison reforms
Local councils running schools will become 'a thing of the past'