The number of times that officers trained to quell riots have been called in to calm tensions in prisons has soared over the last year, Ministry of Justice figures disclosed today.
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‘Courts are biased against blacks’ with white offenders handed more lenient sentences, says official report
Sunday 24 November 2013
Average prison sentence given to Caucasian criminals is seven months shorter than those given to Afro-Caribbean offenders
Thursday 14 November 2013
Review ordered after MPs on average paid over the market rate for offices in a ‘back-door subsidy’ to their own party
Labour Party conference: Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper reveals plan for new ‘identity theft’ criminal offence
Wednesday 25 September 2013
A new criminal offence of identity theft would be created by Labour in an effort to combat the dramatic rise in online fraud, shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper will announce today.
Friday 20 September 2013
Plan linked to potential legal action by staff and inmates over effects of passive smoking
The prisoner kept in a squalid, isolated cell for five years – and what it says about the way we treat women in jail
Wednesday 21 August 2013
The “cruel, inhumane and degrading” treatment of a woman held in an austere and “squalid” cell for more than five years has prompted calls for the Government to address the “national failure” of not having a national strategy to manage some of Britain’s most challenging women prisoners.
Monday 12 August 2013
A paedophile who walked free from court after his 13-year-old victim was branded “predatory” by a prosecutor has had his sentence increased to 12 months due to a technicality.
Monday 12 August 2013
A paedophile who walked free from court after his 13-year-old victim was branded “predatory” by a prosecutor has had his sentence increased today due to a technicality.
Friday 12 July 2013
Business Secretary Vince Cable has said the Coalition will “toughen up” on private contracts after the Government disclosed two major firms had charged the taxpayer to monitor non-existent electronic tags.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling in U-turn: Defendants on legal aid will still be able to choose their solicitor
Monday 01 July 2013
Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, made a surprise U-turn on Monday night over his controversial plan to deny defendants on legal aid the right to choose their solicitor.
Friday 21 June 2013
Property firms which buy land as an investment and fail to develop it would face tough penalties under a Labour government in a drive to raise levels of house-building.
Friday 17 May 2013
Ministers want to free up time for more serious cases
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