Archive for the 'punishment' Category

Prisoner sues after he is banned from smoking – Daily Telegraph

“A prisoner addicted to tobacco is seeking damages after he was banned from smoking for swearing at a prison officer.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Release of secret child punishment manual ordered – The Guardian

“The information commissioner has said that a secret prison service punishment manual used in ­privately run child jails should be made public after a three-year freedom of information battle. The 114-page Physical Control in Care training manual details restraint ­techniques authorised for use on children in secure training centres.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Youth crime punishments – you decide – Ministry of Justice

“More communities affected by youth crime and anti-social behaviour will, for the first time, have their say in how young offenders are punished and forced to make amends to their local neighbourhood, Justice Secretary Jack Straw announced today.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 30th November 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Offenders face public vote on punishments – The Guardian

“The public may be able to vote for what form of punishment is handed out to convicted criminals in their neighbourhood under plans being drawn up by ministers.”

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The Guardian, 2nd January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Punishment and reform – Speech by Jack Straw

“Jack Straw has given a speech on punishment and reform at the Royal Society of Arts in London.”

Full speech

Ministry of Justice, 27th October 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Straw puts victims first and says punishment is main point of prison – The Guardian

“Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, is to signal a more punitive approach to prisons today by attacking the ‘criminal justice lobby’ for putting the needs of offenders before those of victims.”

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The Guardian, 27th October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Consultation launched on delivering effective services to turn offenders away from crime – Ministry of Justice

“A consultation on a new drive to reduce reoffending has been launched to establish how Probation Boards and Trusts will provide the most cost-effective route to help rehabilitate and punish offenders.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th April 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Jail threat for data thieves recedes – OUT-LAW.com

“Plans to jail personal data thieves have been shelved due to a surprise amendment to a proposed new law. The new law will contain a clause threatening jail, but that clause will not be implemented.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th April 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

More than half of criminals now punished without going to court – The Times

“Out-of-court punishments accounted for more than half of all offences dealt with by the justice system last year, for the first time in modern criminal history, according to figures published yesterday.”

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The Times, 30th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

How Important is Punishment? – Speech by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers

How Important is Punishment? (PDF)

Speech by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

Howard League for Penal Reform, 16th November 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Victims of crime want punishment – Ministry of Justice

“Victims of non-violent crimes in the UK want offenders to be punished, but do not believe that prison is always the answer, research released today shows.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 16th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

New “youth juries” to punish yobs – BBC News

“Teenage vandals, bullies and binge drinkers are to have punishments decided by other youngsters in a pilot project to be launched later this year.”

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BBC News, 12 September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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