UK criminal justice

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Why was it so hard for our judiciary to admit they’d jailed an innocent man for 16 years? | Rowan Moore
The death last week of Birmingham Six victim Hugh Callaghan reminds us that unfettered power can lead to abuses

Rowan Moore

04, Jun, 2023 @8:32 AM

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Why are trans rights in prison so rarely defended? | Zoe Williams
The horse has bolted in this upside-down, bad-faith discourse, but it’s worth examining how we got here, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

01, Jun, 2023 @3:30 PM

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Fund the services that support rape victims | Letter
Letter: The help of independent sexual violence advisers can stop many victims from withdrawing from the justice system, but they need to be properly resourced, says Sally Plumb

01, Jun, 2023 @3:24 PM

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Nearly 70% of rape victims drop out of investigations in England and Wales
Exclusive: MoJ statistics unearthed by Labour as party presses Rishi Sunak to improve conviction rates

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

30, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Plan to scrap specialist sex offender teams ‘a danger to public safety’, says probation union
Highly skilled officers in England and Wales to be replaced by less qualified staff under MoJ proposals

Danny Shaw

29, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Indefinite jail terms are state-sanctioned cruelty | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to George Monbiot’s article about imprisonment for public protection, which has left hundreds of prisoners languishing in jails with little hope of release

22, May, 2023 @4:34 PM

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The law is gone but they are still in jail: who will free Britain’s most wronged prisoners? | George Monbiot
Victoria was sentenced to 21 months but has served 15 years. Even the politician who introduced indefinite detention now says he regrets it, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

18, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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We don’t know if jury-less trials will convict more rapists, but don’t shut down the debate | Nicola Sturgeon
Since stepping down, I have been struck by the polarisation in politics. This vital discussion must not become part of that, says Nicola Sturgeon, former first minister of Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon

15, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Revealed: almost 1,000 rapes in prisons in England and Wales since 2010
Police data underlines fears for the safety of inmates and staff amid overcrowding and budget cuts as a result of Tory austerity

Sian Norris

13, May, 2023 @2:54 PM

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17 lives lost: London exhibition turns lens on state-related deaths
Images featured taken under direction of relatives of people who died after contact with state apparatus

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

11, May, 2023 @5:34 PM

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Abusers are using a sinister new route to silence their accusers. This is how we fought back – and won | Tamsin Allen
My client Nina Cresswell was sued for libel by the man who sexually assaulted her. She was vindicated – but I’m seeing a disturbing rise in these cases, says lawyer Tamsin Allen

Tamsin Allen

09, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Scotland’s pioneering custody units for women left half-empty
Call for urgent review after costly state-of-the-art units less than half full six months after opening

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

08, May, 2023 @8:45 AM

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