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A steadily increasing prison population in Europe
A steadily increasing prison population in EuropeBy Eric McGraw
According to a Report by the European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics - 2014, fifteen countries in Europe have registered a significant increase in their prison population over the last decade

The highest national increase in prison population in the past decade was in Turkey, with an increase of 25,000. There was an increase of more than 18,000 in France and more than 14,500 in the UK (equivalent to 24 Dartmoor prisons), with the next highest increases over the decade registered in Spain and Italy, with 12,000 more prisoners each.

In 2011, in 45 European countries, the average, per 100,000 population, for females in custody was 4.6 per cent. In the UK the figure was roughly the same as this average. But this percentage was almost twice as high in Cyprus (8.7%), with the next highest percentages being registered by Spain (7.6%), Hungary (7.2%) and Finland (7.1%). read full article

Links to the outside
Links to the outsideBy Nigel Newcomen CBE
Complaints about difficulties maintaining ties with family and friends

Rose-tinted psychology
Rose-tinted psychologyBy Keith Rose
There are often scary stories in the newspapers such as, war, famine and pestilence...

Courts and TV
Courts and TVBy Bob Woffinden
So what have we learned from the long-running farce that was the Oscar Pistorius trial?

A risky business
By Stephen Jackley
Stephen Jackley looks at the problems around NOMS obsessive risk management

IEP and maintaining innocence
IEP and maintaining innocenceBy Francesca Cooney Advice & Information Manager Prison Reform Trust
The Prison Serviceís long standing policy is that engaging with the sentence plan is a key factor in the decision on privilege levels...

Doing Bird - and why itís not working
By Sarah Baker
As part of an ever-increasing prisoner population we are being forced to endure a chaotic regime which lacks effective rehabilitative structures...

Police bail and the innocent
By Anna Raccoon
Anna Raccoon argues that the biggest offenders of these long term Ďpolice bail with no chargesí incidents are the Metropolitan Police who run Operation Yewtree

Brain Cells
Brain CellsBy Rod Clark
New report on prisoners views

Repatriation to Ireland
Repatriation to IrelandBy Joanna Joyce
The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) provides a specialised response to the needs of the Irish prisoner here in Britain

The best years of his life
The best years of his lifeBy Louise Shorter, directs the Inside Justice Unit at Inside Time
A father believes his son has been a victim of a serious miscarriage of justice

House of Lords debate about IPPs
House of Lords debate about IPPsBy Inside Time
Peers call for release of IPP prisoners - Summary of the debate 20th October 2014

Month by Month - November 2014
Month by Month - November 2014By Rachel Billington
Rachel wonders about assisted suicide in prison, cheers along Six Book Challenge and celebrates the smallest prison in the world.

Butler Trust Awards
Butler Trust AwardsBy John Pollock
the final shortlisting

HomeBy Ross Bell
Ross Bellís first impression of life on the inside

The Harris Review
The Harris ReviewBy Lord Toby Harris
Understanding the views of Young Adults

Scotland the brave
By Jimmy Mac
A proud Scotsman puts the spotlight on his native land

The lonesome death of Giovanni Cocozza
The lonesome death
of Giovanni CocozzaBy Douglas Thomson
What lessons can be learnt from the institutional failures that led to Mr Cocozzaís undignified demise?

Inside Drink and Drugs News
Inside Drink and Drugs NewsBy Claire Brown
Drink and Drugs News (DDN) is the monthly magazine for those working with drug and alcohol clients, including in prisons. In a regular bi-monthly column, editor Claire Brown looks at whatís been happening lately in the substance misuse field

More people using drugs
By Inside Time
The latest National Statistics on illicit drugs use in England and Wales have been released, based on self-reported data from the 2013/14 Crime Survey for England and Wales

Spotlight - Police and Crime Commissioners
Spotlight -  Police and Crime CommissionersBy Ron Hogg
In 2012 elections took place throughout by Shaun Kellett England and Wales for 41 Police and Crime Commissioners to replace the Police Authorities. Commissioners with a variety of backgrounds and interests in specific issues were appointed to serve a four year term. They all produced individual police and crime plans to suit the needs of their respective regions and now, half way through their four year tenure Inside Time is in touch with them and looking to see how things are developing.

Home Detention Curfew Scheme
By Shaun Kellett
The Home Detention Curfew Scheme has been in operation now since January 1999....

Inside Faith
By Doug Heming
Making sense of the Elephant

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

Love is my religion
Love is my religionBy Andy Keen-Downs Chief Executive of Pact
I was in a classroom at a YOI recently....

Fair trials - are they still possible
Fair trials - are they still possibleBy David Wells
I started my legal career a little under 20 years ago...

The prison lawyer and the auditor
The prison lawyer and the auditorBy David Liu
Solicitor David Liu on the rules of the Legal Aid Agency (LAA)

Parole? Who, what, where and when
Parole? Who, what, where and whenBy Emma Davies
The Parole process is often a confusing and stressful time for inmates...

Defence Statements
Defence StatementsBy Aziz Rahman, Solicitor and Jonathan Lennon, Barrister
The right approach in complex cases (10 years on from R v H & C)

Jonathan King writes
Jonathan King writesBy Jonathan King
Appreciating the good things about being alive


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November 2014 Headlines
> A steadily increasing prison population in Europe
> Links to the outside
> Rose-tinted psychology
> Courts and TV
> A risky business
> IEP and maintaining innocence
> Doing Bird - and why itís not working
> Police bail and the innocent
> Brain Cells
> Repatriation to Ireland
> The best years of his life
> House of Lords debate about IPPs
> Month by Month - November 2014
> Butler Trust Awards
> Home
> The Harris Review
> Scotland the brave
> The lonesome death of Giovanni Cocozza
> Inside Drink and Drugs News
> More people using drugs
> Spotlight - Police and Crime Commissioners
> Home Detention Curfew Scheme
> Inside Faith
> From over the wall
> Love is my religion
> Fair trials - are they still possible
> The prison lawyer and the auditor
> Parole? Who, what, where and when
> Defence Statements
> Jonathan King writes

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