Category - prison reform trust

  • December 8, 2017

    The Prison Reform Trust says only a reduction in the size of the prison population can reduce overcrowding, as analysis finds the government's prison building plans are severely underfunded.

  • December 6, 2017

    Women in prison have often been victims of much more serious offences than those of which they have been convicted, a new report published by the Prison Reform Trust reveals.

  • December 2, 2017

    Enabling people in prison to take responsibility for day to day life encourages a greater sense of autonomy and self-respect and contributes to better decision making by prison managers, according to a new report from the Prison Reform Trust.

  • October 11, 2017

    A report from HM Inspector of Prisons describes prisoners sleeping and eating, "in what is, in effect, a shared lavatory.”

  • September 27, 2017

    The Prison Reform Trust has published its response to HM Treasury’s consultation on this year’s Budget, which highlights concerns about the viability of the Ministry of Justice’s prison building programme in light of the projected increase in prison numbers.

  • September 12, 2017

    The Prison Reform Trust has commented on David Lammy's independent review into the treatment and outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system, published on 8 September 2017.

  • September 1, 2017

    Prison Reform Trust research finds black and mixed ethnicity women are more likely than white women to be arrested, remanded, and sentenced to custody.

  • June 20, 2017

    The number of women in prison in England and Wales is in touching distance of 4,000 for the first time in four-and-a-half years. Ministry of Justice figures released on 16 June 2017 show the female prison population currently stands at 3,994.

  • June 6, 2017

    There should be a step change in the availability of release on temporary licence out of prisons to give more businesses the opportunity to employ prisoners in the community as part of preparation for their release, according to a new report published by the Prison Reform Trust.

  • May 8, 2017

    Figures released today by the Prison Reform Trust to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week reveal that our overcrowded and overstretched prisons are struggling to meet the needs of the high numbers of people in their care with a mental health need or learning disability.