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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…

UNHCR calls for end to detention of asylum-seekers and refugees

UNHCR calls for end to detention of asylum-seekers and refugees

The UN refugee agency today issued a new global strategy aimed at helping countries move away from the detention of asylum seekers, refugees and stateless people worldwide. Detention of asylum-seekers…

Campaigning charities that expose inconvenient truths must not be bullied

Campaigning charities that expose inconvenient truths must not be bullied

There's something profoundly dispiriting about the way Conservative politicians and commentators profess themselves "outraged" by supposedly "political" charities. And so it was last week, with Conor Burns MP harrumphing over…

Home Secretary announces review of undercover policing

Home Secretary announces review of undercover policing

Home Secretary Theresa May today announced details of a review of criminal convictions in cases involving undercover police officers. The review will look at whether convictions are safe in cases…

15 states still have not passed Laws ending mandatory life without parole for juveniles

15 states still have not passed Laws ending mandatory life without parole for juveniles

Exactly two years after the US Supreme Court ruled against mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder, the majority of states affected by the ruling have not…

How overcrowded are prisons in England and Wales?

How overcrowded are prisons in England and Wales?

As the Chief Inspector of prisons criticises the current lack of resources in the Prison Service, we take a look at the numbers behind the story. In response to questions…