Research & Reports

Wandsworth Prison

Death in prison custody 2011 published

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced that there were 57 apparent self-inflicted deaths among prisoners in England and Wales during 2011. Crispin Blunt, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons and Probation said: ’Every death in prison is a tragedy, and affects families, staff and other prisoners deeply.’

Police amongst 70s protestors

Rethinking the police

When the last full-scale review of policing took place, officers did not have radios and there were more than 100 forces in England alone. The 1962 Royal Commission on the Police was established to conduct “some fundamental rethinking about the purpose of the police and how this purpose can best be served in our own generation”. Has the time come for some more “fundamental rethinking”?

IPCC publishes first part of ‘Corruption in the Police Service in England and Wales’ Report

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has published the first part of its report regarding corruption in the police service. The report, which was requested by the Home Secretary earlier this summer, outlines the various aspects of behaviour by police officers and staff that can be considered as corrupt. It also has information about the number of referrals the IPCC receives and examples of some corruption cases the organisation has investigated.

Winson Green Prison

IAP publish their mid term report

The IAP have published their mid term report, which provides an overview of the key achievements made by the IAP in the 18 months since its creation in April 2009, along with proposed next steps the IAP wish to take in the next 18 months.

Abuse & Race

Safer in Custody stats published

The Ministry of Justice today [22nd July 2010] published its Safer in Custody Statistics Bulletin for 2009 which provides an analysis on deaths, self harm and violence in prison. The statistics are an important source of information for those interested in understanding and improving safety in prison and other custodial settings.

Mental Health Support

New mental health guidance for police

Community leaders have welcomed the publication of a new guide to assist police officers when dealing with people who use mental health services, but warn a wholesale review of how this group are treated is needed if substantive progress is to be achieved.