Re-offending rates are far too high. Electronic monitoring is being expanded – including sobriety tags to check alcohol consumption.
Posts Tagged: Prison
Emma Ware: My winning idea for the Conservative Policy Forum – a scheme to keep first-time offenders out of prison
During a three-year suspended sentence they would be required to enrol on a course, undertake a community project, and participate in sport.
Andrew Haldenby: Even after austerity, shocking amounts of money are wasted by underperforming state bodies
Voters are more open to higher spending, but if they pay higher taxes for services that don’t improve then they won’t be happy.
Michael Farmer: More children are being taken into care. All too often that means being put on a conveyer belt to crime.
If I had not been sent to a state boarding school and experienced stable relationships, I would likely have ended up in care myself.
WATCH: Johnson on the attack – his ‘immediate takeaway’ is that people should ‘serve the term of their sentence’
“This guy was out on automatic early release and I have long said that this system simply isn’t working.”
As well as Government measures to toughen up punishments and support victims, the nation requires more magistrates.
Politicians must decide whether their priority in response to knife crime is ‘do something’ or ‘do something effective’
Being seen to be tough is superficially appealing, but prioritising solutions that actually work is a far better service to the public.
Gauke’s argument on sentencing reform is calm, reasoned and vulnerable to events outside his control
The Justice Secretary makes a good case that short prison sentences make reoffending worse. But he must persuade a sceptical public.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
After Brexit has been concluded this will be a key challenge for the Conservatives as the Party of law and order. Political correctness must not get in the way of effective policing.
A focus on formal qualifications is a good start, but surely any programme is incomplete if it doesn’t tackle the underlying drivers of hate crime.
The passengers on board this ship came with ambition, skills, and a desire to play a part in the UK’s reconstruction after World War Two.
WATCH: “Reoffending rates are far too high for short sentences…they aren’t long enough to turn lives around” – Stewart on prisons
The Prisons Minister says reducing the numbers incarcerated for under a year “would be good for public safety, good for the individuals and good for the prison system”.
After five different Secretaries of State in just over three years, the Ministry of Justice needs stability to take on a crucial task.
Many women’s lives could be transformed by the right approach – this issue must not be neglected or forgotten amid bigger and more newsworthy events.