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Figures published by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal that courts wasted an estimated £230 million of taxpayers’ money last year by needlessly locking up people on remand.
Police arrest almost 100 girls a day in England and Wales, figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal today (19 March).
Government plans to build Britain’s biggest prison are a "titanic waste of money that will do nothing to cut crime", says the Howard League for Penal Reform.
The Howard League for Penal Reform has released a study into people who die while under supervision by the Probation Service.
The Howard League for Penal Reform has revealed new findings from polling firm Populus showing around half the public oppose privately run prisons.
The Howard League for Penal Reform has called for a ban on overnight police detention of under 14s, calling it a "dangerous and frightening practice that does more harm than good".
The Howard League for Penal Reform has revealed that the imprisonment of women in the UK separates at least 17,000 children from their mothers every year.
A research team from Lancaster University has insisted that crime could be reduced by five per cent if gambling problems were effectively addressed.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System has announced a one year independent inquiry into girls in the penal system.
New research has undermined assumptions about punishment, with the revelation that many offenders preferred a short prison term over a community sentence.