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Theresa May puts decision on use of water cannon on hold

Theresa May puts decision on use of water cannon on hold

No decision is imminent to authorise the use of water cannon on the streets of Britain despite the fact that the first of three German vehicles bought by the mayor…

Police access to phone records becomes law

Police access to phone records becomes law

Emergency legislation giving the police and security services access to people's phone and internet records cleared the Lords today (17 July 2014) will become law.…

IRR Race & Class: The business of child detention

IRR Race & Class: The business of child detention

The latest issue of Race & Class examines the consequences of the co-option of charities and voluntary organisations within the immigration detention market. In 2010 the British government announced that…

Breaking point: Prison officer numbers cut

Breaking point: Prison officer numbers cut

Breaking point: Prison officer numbers in England and Wales cut by 30 per cent in three years. The number of prison officers in England and Wales has been cut by…

Detained Fast Track leads to unacceptable risk of unfairness

Detained Fast Track leads to unacceptable risk of unfairness

A high court judge has ruled that a series of failings in the Detained Fast Track lead to an ‘unacceptable risk of unfairness’. The judgment follows a legal challenge brought…

Justice Matters: lifting the lid on Pandora’s box

Justice Matters: lifting the lid on Pandora’s box

The starting point of Justice Matters is simple: criminal justice is far too big; far too costly; far too intrusive. Far from being a means of delivering social justice, it…

Film: Panorama – Bedlam Behind Bars

Film: Panorama – Bedlam Behind Bars

There is a crisis today in America's prison system which has little to do with crime. It contributes to the abuse and even the deaths of some prisoners at the…

One in three people not confident their complaint will be handled fairly by police, survey for IPCC shows

One in three people not confident their complaint will be handled fairly by police, survey for IPCC shows

One in three people in England & Wales are not confident that if they complain to the police their complaint will be handled fairly, according to a survey for the…