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Capital punishment on the decline in Texas

Capital punishment on the decline in Texas

The American public's opinion on the death penalty has been changing steadily in the past 17 years. A 2011 Gallup Poll showed that 61 percent of people in the country…

Yarl’s Wood detains too many pregnant women, prisons inspector says

Yarl’s Wood detains too many pregnant women, prisons inspector says

The detention of "too many" pregnant women at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre has been heavily criticised by the chief inspector of prisons, Nick Hardwick. Hardwick particularly highlighted the case…

Parliament debate on Babar welcomed

Parliament debate on Babar welcomed

A campaign group has welcomed the decision by the Backbench Business Committee to schedule a full debate on extradition of Babar Ahmed. This follows a petition of over 141,000 people…

MPs finally stand up for Gary McKinnon as extradition law reform motion voted through

MPs finally stand up for Gary McKinnon as extradition law reform motion voted through

The campaign to change Britain's unfair extradition laws scored a stunning success at Westminster last night. A motion calling for 'urgent reform' to the US/UK treaty which is being used…

Locking up children for life in the US

Locking up children for life in the US

While their peers are finding dates for prom, submitting college applications, and starting families, over 2,500 prisoners sit behind bars in the US without the possibility of parole. What makes…

Police taser man carrying toy gun

Police taser man carrying toy gun

Metropolitan police officers fired a Taser nine times at a man sitting on a train in the belief he was carrying a weapon in his briefcase. The use of Tasers…

Perry in glare over US death penalty

Perry in glare over US death penalty

Texas governor and Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry has overseen more executions than any other US governor and is proud of it. Convicted triple murderer Hank Skinner is scheduled…

Tougher sentencing will put pressure on prisons

Tougher sentencing will put pressure on prisons

The jail population in England and Wales could soar towards 95,000 within six years, Whitehall officials forecast yesterday as the Coalition signalled a toughening in its approach to criminal justice…