Police & Prisons

Wide-ranging Tory manifesto fails on the ‘how’

The Conservative Party’s manifesto, launched yesterday (24 November) sets out an ambitious plan on what it will do if it wins the forthcoming general election – but little on how it will achieve some of its commitments.

Sentencing of mothers causing children ‘irreparable harm’, report claims

The welfare of dependent children should be at the forefront of a judge’s mind when sending mothers to prison, according to a new parliamentary committee report.

Catch-22 for trans prisoners

The Parole Board is insufficiently prepared to deal with the needs of trans prisoners who face a stark choice between the possibility of release and a transfer that would be in their own best interests, writes Alex Cisneros

The new pre-charge bail regime

Claire Hegarty and Irene McMillan discuss the changes, particularly in relation to bail, made to PACE and a recent case on the necessity of arrest

Prisons and Courts Bill abandoned

Government policies kicked into the long grass ahead of UK election

Specialist prisons squad to tackle drone threat

Barking dogs absent as MoJ bids to stop prisoners’ access to drugs and mobiles

Campaigners defeat government over legal aid cuts for prisoners

Removal of funding in three out of five categories declared unlawful