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A new report by the Prison Reform Trust says rapid expansion in the prison population is placing a growing burden on the taxpayer while reoffending rates remain high.
Sentencing reforms and other "sensible" changes proposed by the Ministry of Justice are under threat from Prime Minister David Cameron and his advisers.
The founder of Nigeria's prison chaplains has challenged the 'revenge rather than rehabilitation' culture that occurs through imprisonsonment.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System says funding cuts are a "challenge" and the coalition must support women in the penal system.
Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has questioned the deterrent effect of imprisonment and severe prison sentencing.
The Howard League says that a shocking rise in prison violence cannot simply be attributed to the increasing prison population.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has backed the Scottish Government’s plans to replace short prison sentences with community payback orders.
Figures released by the Youth Justice Board today suggest that the case of the 10 and 11 year-olds convicted of attempted rape this week is not such a rare occurrence.
A former Tory Cabinet Minister, who has been in jail himself, has challenged the Keswick Convention, a major UK evangelical rally, to get involved in the effort to transform the country's failing prison system.