Prisons and probation

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Remand inmates in England and Wales ‘facing second Christmas behind bars’
Figures obtained by charity show rising number of people held longer than six months awaiting trial or sentence

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @2:20 PM

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Essex mega-prisons pose threat to rare wildlife, warn environmentalists
Government accused of reneging on environmental pledges with plan to build on old airfield near Braintree

Helena Horton

01, Dec, 2021 @10:41 AM

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Up to one in 11 staff in some jails investigated for misconduct
Exclusive: Analysis of MoJ figures for England and Wales reveals disproportionate level of misconduct inquiries in some jails

Tobi Thomas

30, Nov, 2021 @11:16 AM

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Whistleblower tells inquiry of ‘shocking’ abuse at immigration detention centre
Former officer who filmed undercover footage at Brook House, says managers were complicit

Amelia Gentleman

29, Nov, 2021 @7:50 PM

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Sentences must be decided by the judges | Letter
Letter: With regard to ‘Harper’s law’, Malcolm Fowler is against hobbling the court’s discretion by striving to ram square pegs into round holes


28, Nov, 2021 @4:50 PM

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Do long jail sentences stop crime? We ask the expert
Penelope Gibbs, former magistrate and founder of Transform Justice, on whether harsher sentences are effective

Coco Khan

19, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Every part of justice system fails mentally ill people, inspectors find
Six regulatory bodies say people with mental health issues in England and Wales are offered poor support

Rajeev Syal

17, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Michael Pointon obituary
Other lives: Radio and TV producer for ITV and the BBC

Paul Foxall

12, Nov, 2021 @7:05 PM

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Julian Assange allowed to marry partner Stella Moris in jail
Couple who met while WikiLeaks founder was living in Ecuadorian embassy given permission to wed by Belmarsh governor

Tom Ambrose and agency

11, Nov, 2021 @10:15 PM

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Julian Assange and fiancee claim they are being blocked from marrying
WikiLeaks founder and Stella Moris are preparing legal action against Dominic Raab and Belmarsh jail governor

Ben Quinn

07, Nov, 2021 @5:44 PM

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Front-line chaplains: emergency services for the soul
Could you calm someone living in a war zone? Michael Segalov meets five counsellors facing up to terrible challenges

Michael Segalov

07, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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George the Poet: ‘It’s easier to change the lives of offenders in prison than it is outside’
The spoken word artist has worked with inmates for years. He tells why we need a revolution in education and training to transform their lives

Vanessa Thorpe

07, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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