The government wants to push young adult offenders into a probation service modelled on the failed work programme.
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Rather than handing young adults to private companies, the government should look at what actually works
Mandatory prison sentences are not an appropriate, proportionate or effective response to the problem of knife possession.
Reducing the numbers eligible for release on temporary licence will mean fewer people have the chance to become law abiding citizens and taxpayers.
The Guardian reported this week that prison governors have been ordered to cut costs by £149m a year. Cuts aren’t the only regressive thing the coalition are doing to the criminal justice system, however.
Another day, another baseless accusation of left-wing bias at the BBC.
Our criminal process should not be premised upon the idea that, if someone is well off enough to pay for a lawyer, they deserve a higher standard of care.
Last week justice secretary Chris Grayling withdrew his proposal to deny those accused in the criminal courts and reliant on legal aid the right to choose who will represent them.