Tag Archives: Prison Service

Lets reduce our prison population


It is easy to find fault with our Criminal Justice System. Like any series of organisations there will always be ways of improving connections and sometimes the cost of improvements means we have to live with the inadequacie. This website … Continue reading

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Lets have some consistency


The decision to remove the 1% limit on pay for two areas of the public sector but to insist that the increase is paid for out of existing budgets has some very clear implications. The public services concerned, Police and … Continue reading

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A vital intervention


Yesterdays Evening Standard announced plans by the Mayor of London to spend half a Million pounds on a scheme to dramatically cut re-offending rates by women in the Capital City. This is a vital intervention and we need to see … Continue reading

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A perfect storm?


The news in the last few days tells us that Prison Officer numbers are at a point of near crisis, with almost 2000 needed across the prison estate, yet 400 more left than joined the service in the last year. … Continue reading

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The real work that is needed


In November 2012 I was disappointed to come a close third behind Labour in an election to determine who would be Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, despite their experience, party machinery such as phone banks and a budget 15 … Continue reading

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One job at a time


When the Government first introduced the idea of Police and Crime Commissioners, it was a clear attempt to pull together all of the organisational elements of the Criminal Justice System under the political leadership of one person who would in … Continue reading

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Blue Light Commissioner


According to todays Times the Government is about to extend the role of Police and Crime Commissioners to oversee Fire & Rescue Services. Apart from any Union opposition which the article focuses on, this is a mistake for several reasons. The most fundamental … Continue reading

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The cost of wasted Justice


The Courts Service (HMCS) is something of a Cinderella of the Criminal Justice System and well known for struggling to live within extremely limited means, whilst attempting to match the demands created by the better resourced Prison and Police Services as they seek … Continue reading

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