The number of frontline officers working in public-sector prisons has fallen over the last year, despite Ministry of Justice plans to recruit additional staff to help respond to the highest levels of violence, suicide and self-injury since recording practices began.
New statistics have been published showing how many asylum claims the UK has received in the first half of 2016. The figures also show how many asylum seekers have been granted refugee protection and from which countries people have fled.
More than a million families with a household income below £30,000 are in extreme debt, and ongoing wage stagnation is making the problem worse, according to a new report published yesterday by the TUC and UNISON.
Caritas Social Action Network, the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has commented on an important report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on deep-rooted racial inequality in the UK.
The UK government's refusal to answer questions about political interference in a decision not to bring charges over British complicity in renditions has been challenged by the international human rights group Reprieve.