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Call on custody transport vehicles

Men, women and children should not be transported between courts and prisons in the same vehicles, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has said. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) found escort vans run by private contractors GeoAmey, Serco Wincanton and Secure Escort Services for Children and Young People (SESCYP), carried a mixture of men, women… Continue Reading

Cop charged with assault

A police officer accused of being drunk and disorderly has also been charged with attempting to resist arrest and obstructing police, Scotland Yard said. Mark Toulson, 33, a serving Metropolitan Police officer from Wandsworth, will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on December 12. He is charged with being drunk and disorderly, using threatening behaviour, two… Continue Reading

Cop admits Gerrard CCTV Charge

A policewoman from Kent has admitted misconduct in a public office in obtaining CCTV footage of an alleged disturbance near to the home of Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard. Helen Jones, 31, is said to have acted for “criminal or illegal purposes” on the behalf of others, Preston Crown Court heard. It has previously been reported… Continue Reading

Jail suicides up by 64%

The number of suicides in jails in England and Wales increased by a “troubling” 64% last year, the prisons complaints watchdog has said. As he published his annual report, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen said the increase reflected the level of mental-ill health in prisons and “a rising toll of despair” among some prisoners.… Continue Reading

Crooked Peer Faces Suspension

  A crooked peer reportedly faces being suspended from the House of Lords over allegations related to his parliamentary expenses – again. Lord Hanningfield, who was jailed in 2011 for abuse of expenses, has defended his right regularly to claim a £300 daily attendance allowance despite reportedly spending little time in Parliament. The Daily Mirror… Continue Reading

Prisons need stable Governors

More than a third of all prisons went through at least one change of governor last year prompting warnings that “chopping and changing” demoralises staff and undermines prisoners’ rehabilitation. A total of 44 prisons in England and Wales experienced at least one change of governor in 2013, compared to 28 in 2010. Shadow justice secretary… Continue Reading

On The Run Offenders Face Extra Time

Criminals who go on the run to avoid being sent back behind bars could face an extra two years in prison under new measures announced by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling. The new measure is aimed at punishing criminals who have been released from prison but abscond to avoid being recalled for breaching their licence conditions.… Continue Reading