insidetime issue August 2014

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Prisons Beyond Crisis
By An extract of a BBC Newsnight broadcast on 9th July 2014.
What is going on behind the UK’s prison walls?

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"What is going on behind the UK's prison walls? In an exclusive interview, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has told BBC Newsnight of his fears of a deep and worrying malaise. Understaffed and overpopulated. Campaigners say our prisons are fast spiralling out of control. Some even say that recent cuts have cost prisoners' lives. Prison suicides hit a high of 96 in 2004 but started to fall again over the rest of the decade. Now they, as well as incidents of self-harm are on the rise again. In 2012, there were 60 suicides; in 2013 there were 74. Exclusive figures seen by Newsnight, compiled by the Howard League for Penal Reform, show they are on the rise again this year too. They show there were 42 suicides in the first six months of this year. That compares to 30 in the same period last year." read full article

Money: prisoners do actually need it
Money: prisoners do actually need itBy Ben Gunn
Former prisoner Ben Gunn writes on his blog

Rehabilitation Revolution for sale
By Ian Charley
Reformed armed robber Ian Charley turns the spotlight on LASPO

Understanding the balance between reality and drama
Understanding the balance between reality and dramaBy Inside Time
Northumbria University in Newcastle and New Writing North recently staged a writing festival for crime writers and crime fiction fans, to help uncover the facts behind the fiction. With so much crime drama on the small screen, Inside Time talks to two Northumbria University academics to understand the balance between reality and drama in order to create a successful thriller.

Out of their depth
By Peter Oates
The Parole Board are out of their depth when it comes to the release of IPP prisoners says Peter Oates

Are they really serious about stopping offending
Are they really serious about stopping offendingBy Terry Lock
Former Category A prisoner Terry Lock, now a prison and criminal law consultant, writes about his struggle for rehabilitation

To what extent does the life sentence meet its purpose
To what extent does the life sentence meet its purposeBy Tony Joyce
The 2014 Perrie Lecture Essay Competition adopted the theme: ‘The Life Sentence’. The Award went to Tony Joyce, the author of the following article

Month by Month August 2014
Month by Month August 2014By Rachel Billington
Books Books Books: Rachel visits 10 Downing Street, Thameside Prison library and reads to four groups of children on the London Eye.

Inside Faith
Inside FaithBy Doug Heming
Some people feel that life somehow stops when the prison door closes. That prison is like a vortex where time stands still until the sentence is served. The truth is life’s journey can, and does, continue inside.

Labels
LabelsBy Lady Edwina Grosvenor
It is crucial to own our own identity, to live the label we choose and not the one that others may hand to us, writes Lady Edwina Grosvenor.

Work
WorkBy Ross Bell
Ross Bell’s first impression of life on the inside

Human trafficking
Human traffickingBy Francesca Cooney Advice & Information Manager Prison Reform Trust
The government is introducing new laws to try and combat trafficking...

Cyberline over the wall
Cyberline over the wallBy Jessica Singh
The latest initiative at Justice Action in Australia is to put computers in prison cells for the main purpose of introducing online counselling, explains Jessica Singh

The shift from being inside to life on the outside
The shift from being inside to life on the outsideBy Lyndsay McAteer
Over two days in May a team of five researchers went to Holloway prison to interview staff and prisoners...

How can the ‘filtering’ of cautions and convictions for employment go further
How can the ‘filtering’ of cautions and convictions for employment go furtherBy Christopher Stacey
June saw an unprecedented level of news coverage on the way that criminal records should be disclosed.

Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental IllnessBy Charlotte Bull
In 2009, Jonny Benjamin travelled to Waterloo Bridge in London to end his life...

the PAROLE BOARD
the PAROLE BOARDBy PAROLE BOARD
Update

My innocent brother
My innocent brotherBy John Keogh
When the jury came back with a verdict of guilty, I felt numb...

How safe a safety net
How safe a safety netBy Tracy Alexander
Forensic specialist Tracy Alexander questions whether non-scientists can decide when a crime is at a forensic dead-end

From over the wall
From over the wallBy Terry Waite CBE
Terry Waite writes his monthly column for Inside Time

Technology in prisons: helping to keep families in touch
Technology in prisons: helping to keep families in touchBy John Roberts
As big supporters of Email A Prisoner (EMAP) since its beginning ...

Sexual Offences Prevention Orders
Sexual Offences Prevention OrdersBy Jan Muller
Have you had a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) imposed on you?

Prison Law is Dead
Prison Law is DeadBy David Liu Solicitor,
As from 2nd December 2013 Prison Law is a dead man walking...

Drugs testing in Jurby prison
By David Reynolds
David Reynolds highlights unlawful drug testing at the Isle of Man prison

So you think it is all over...
So you think it is all over...By Emma Davies and Melanie Plant
Emma Davies, Head of the Prison Law department at Hine Solicitors, together with Melanie Plant of the department look at the recall process following release on licence and what to do if you find yourself subject to it

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Challenging surveillance evidence
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Challenging surveillance evidenceBy Aziz Rahman, Solicitor and Jonathan Lennon, Barrister
There was a period of time after the Human Rights Act 1998 (“HRA”) came into force...



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August 2014 Headlines
> Prisons Beyond Crisis
> Money: prisoners do actually need it
> Rehabilitation Revolution for sale
> Understanding the balance between reality and drama
> Out of their depth
> Are they reall serious about stopping offending
> To what extent does the life sentence meet its purpose
> Month by Month August 2014
> Inside Faith
> Labels
> Work
> Human trafficking
> Cyberline over the wall
> The shift from being inside to life on the outside
> How can the ‘filtering’ of cautions and convictions for employment go further
> Rethink Mental Illness
> the PAROLE BOARD
> My innocent brother
> How safe a safety net
> From over the wall
> Technology in prisons: helping to keep families in touch
> Sexual Offences Prevention Orders
> Prison Law is Dead
> Drugs testing in Jurby prison
> So you think it is all over...
> Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Challenging surveillance evidence

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