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Following a European Court of Human Rights ruling, British civil rights advocates say there must be a proper national debate on prisoner voting.
Arizona’s cruel prison isolation regime is dehumanising inmates and the authorities are failing to care for their basic physical and mental health.
The Christian Lutheran Church of Honduras is demanding an inquiry into a fire at the jail in Comayagua that killed 350 prisoners on 14 February.
A world churches delegation has been disturbed to discover the very poor conditions in Sierra Leone's prisons, as part of a recent team visit.
A review of indefinite prison sentences has been published with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.
Sentencing reforms and other "sensible" changes proposed by the Ministry of Justice are under threat from Prime Minister David Cameron and his advisers.
New research has undermined assumptions about punishment, with the revelation that many offenders preferred a short prison term over a community sentence.
Penal reform charities have has expressed broad support for the green paper on punishment and rehabilitation but have also made key recommendations.
Feeling despondent or angry at the decisions of governments is a fairly common occurrence for most of us. But yesterday, I felt ashamed.
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MPs from major UK political parties want the government to use its Anti-Corruption Summit next week to require transparency in the UK tax havens,...
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