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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'Risking public safety': probation chiefs vent fury at 'payments on results' private sector shake-up
Thursday 09 May 2013
Senior probation officers have accused the Government of "taking risks with public safety" by pressing ahead with an overhaul of offender rehabilitation which will see services outsourced to the private sector.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Moves to cut the number of court cases that are strung out by people applying for judicial reviews of decisions will be announced today by the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling.
Housing association whistleblower accused of reporting company to former Labour minister Sadiq Khan begins unfair dismissal claim
Friday 05 April 2013
A whistleblower, who claims she was wrongly accused of reporting her company to shadow justice minister Sadiq Khan, began her case for unfair dismissal today.
Friday 22 February 2013
Labour fears it will limp in fourth in next week’s Eastleigh by-election, dealing a blow to Ed Miliband’s efforts to project it as the “one nation” party.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Reducing the "disgraceful" number of women in prison will be treated as a priority by an incoming Labour government, the shadow Justice Secretary will today promise.
Criminal Justice Minister Nick Herbert says justice 'must be swift, sure and seen to be done, or it's not done at all'
Friday 13 July 2012
The criminal justice system can be opaque, impenetrable, too concerned with defendants and too little concerned about victims, Nick Herbert said today.
Sunday 03 June 2012
The shadow Justice Secretary tells Matthew Chorley his party lost touch with young voters and women voters, but now has a game plan
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Kenneth Clarke's plans to toughen up community orders by tracking offenders with high-tech ankle tags and ensuring every sentence is a punishment could increase reoffending, the Government's own impact assessment showed today.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
At this stage of any cricket tour, all anybody wants to do is go home. Of nobody is this truer in the United Arab Emirates at present than the "home" side. Pakistan have been away for too long and it is beginning to show.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
England can complete a one-day whitewash today against opponents who are feeling homesick
Wednesday 27 July 2011
It is "staggering" that probation officers can spend as little as a quarter of their time dealing directly with offenders, MPs said today.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
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- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Ian Watkins: Police probed over earlier allegations as paedophile Lostprophets singer sentenced to 35 years for child sex offences
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile