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A new report by the Prison Reform Trust, supported by the Bromley Trust, shows the system under significant strain with fewer staff, worsening safety and fewer opportunities for rehabilitation.
Allegations that a mentally ill prisoner in Florida was tortured to death, followed by a cover-up, have focused attention on the US prison system. Inmates and staff at Dade Correctional Institution in Miami have claimed that abuse was common.
Krishna ‘Kris’ Maharaj, a British businessman sentenced to death in 1987, has spent his 10,000th day in a US prison, despite compelling evidence of his innocence.
Louisiana has been asked to end its campaign of vengeance against Albert Woodfox and release him after nearly four decades of cruel treatment.
The President of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Ruth Gee, has sent her support to Methodist prison chaplains during Prisons Week (17-23 November).
People in the justice system with learning difficulties do not get equal access to the law or support through accessible information, says the Prison Reform Trust.
The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas has warned that cost-cutting UK legal aid proposals “will destroy prison law as we have known it”.
Civil rights groups are calling on the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in North Korea.
A pamphlet comparing the effectiveness of prison and community sentences in preventing crime, has been published by 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.