UK criminal justice

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How many more babies must die before England stops jailing pregnant women? | Rona Epstein
There is always an alternative to a custodial sentence, says Rona Epstein, an honorary research fellow

Rona Epstein

18, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Kill the bill’ protests: new legislation is proportionate, says Buckland
Former justice secretary defends police and crime bill as it reaches final stages in parliament

Caroline Davies and Damien Gayle

17, Jan, 2022 @4:15 PM

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Man seeks to change name to ‘Kill the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill’
Nick Newman applies to high court to change name in protest at legislation going through parliament

Damien Gayle

17, Jan, 2022 @1:19 PM

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‘Dismay’ at Cambridge University decision to axe prisoner scheme after terror attack
Penal reformers and ex-offenders criticise decision to halt programme in wake of Fishmongers’ Hall deaths

Matthew Weaver

16, Jan, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Call to stop jailing pregnant women in England after baby dies in prison toilet
Courts urged to use more community and suspended sentences

Hannah Summers

16, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Psychiatrists warn of police and crime bill’s impact on young people
Academics and clinicians say bill ‘will have a profound negative impact on young people’s mental health’

Damien Gayle

15, Jan, 2022 @10:09 AM

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Failure to prosecute over boy’s drowning in Welsh river ‘irrational’, court told
Mother of 13-year-old Christopher Kapessa, who died in 2019, mounts judicial review against DPP decision

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

13, Jan, 2022 @4:45 PM

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How will the police and crime bill limit the right to protest?
Priti Patel says changes in protest tactics mean new measures are needed but critics says plans are ‘oppressive and wrong’

Matthew Taylor

13, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK inmate gave birth to stillborn in prison toilets, inquiry finds
Prisons and Probation Ombudsman recommends women be offered pregnancy test at arrival

Diane Taylor and Maya Wolfe-Robinson

11, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Colston protester says Tories are misusing their acquittals to fan flames of culture war
Rhian Graham, cleared of criminal damage for her part in toppling the statue of the slave trader, says a vital debate about Britain’s history is being hijacked

Tom Wall

09, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Suella Braverman accused of politically driven meddling over Colston Four
Senior lawyers question motives of attorney general, who says she could refer acquittal to court of appeal

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

07, Jan, 2022 @6:59 PM

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Staffordshire police worker jailed for storing murder and postmortem images
Darren Collins, 56, downloaded thousands of images from police databases

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

07, Jan, 2022 @4:19 PM

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