Research has found that offenders visited in prison by their family were less likely to reoffend within a year of release than those who were not.
The Justice Secretary is challenged over Boris Johnson’s proposal to override elements of the Withdrawal Agreement to protect the British internal market.
Aggressive and intimidating enforcement plagued our system long before Covid: now is not the time to cross our fingers and hope that this might change.
It’s single mothers like mine that are hardest hit by non-payment of the licence fee. If you ask me, that’s too high a price to pCome Dancing on free-to-view telly.
Fewer marriages means more cohabitation, an inherently less stable relationship form. The Government risks ignoring the values of its voters.
“There is a distinction to be drawn between people who…have been part of the community…and people who have committed offences.”
As well as Government measures to toughen up punishments and support victims, the nation requires more magistrates.
The One Public Sector Estate programme provides far better value for money – and the co-location of the workforce has significant operational benefits.
My experience – mastering those detailed briefs, winning support, driving through reform – leaves me in the best position to achieve Brexit.
The new Solicitor General and FCO/DfID minister are both sensible choices, which might say more about the Prime Minister’s position than her judgement.
Rory Stewart’s pledge to bring security and conditions under control is welcome, but too narrow in scope.
If these reforms are introduced, the Government should think carefully about how changes to the process of divorce is matched with support for married couples.
The police force exists “to prevent crime and disorder”; the public rightly expect everything the police do, to contribute to that objective.
The Justice Secretary makes a good case that short prison sentences make reoffending worse. But he must persuade a sceptical public.
Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.