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Law Resources: Criminal: Sentencing and Prison
Independent charity working for humane and effective reform of the criminal justice and penal system in England and Wales; site provides a range of information on this topic.
Bringing together some of the key facts and real stories about different aspects of criminal justice; including sentencing and sentences, restorative justice, prison and probation.
The Directory: Government Departments
We work to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public. MOJ is a ministerial department, supported by 39 agencies and public bodies.
Policy paper: Hate crime action plan 2016 to 2020
Official Statistics: Prison population figures: 2018
Official Statistics: Annual HM Prison and Probation Service digest: 2017 to 2018
Official Statistics: Prison performance ratings 2017 to 2018
The International Recovery of Maintenance (Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance 2007) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
Research and analysis: Race Disparity Audit
Research and analysis: Review of self-inflicted deaths in prison custody 2016
News story: Appointment of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman
The Directory: Justice System
We oversee the youth justice system in England and Wales. We work to prevent children and young people under 18 from offending or re-offending. We ensure custody is safe and secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.
The Directory: Prisons and Probation
Provides independent scrutiny of the conditions for and treatment of prisoners and other detainees, promoting the concept of 'healthy prisons' in which staff work effectively to support prisoners and detainees to reduce reoffending or achieve other agreed outcomes.
Independent Inspectorate, funded by the Ministry of Justice, and reporting directly to the Secretary of State on the effectiveness of work with individual offenders, children and young people aimed at reducing reoffending and protecting the public.
Serves the public by keeping in custody those committed by the courts. Our duty is to look after them with humanity and help them lead law-abiding and useful lives in custody and after release.
Inside every prison, immigration removal centre and some short term holding facilities at airports, there is an Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) â€“ a group of ordinary members of the public who monitor the day-to-day life in their local prison or removal centre and ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained.
Executive agency of the Ministry of Justice, bringing together the headquarters of the Probation Service and HM Prison Service to enable more effective delivery of services. The two bodies remain distinct but have a strong unity of purpose - to protect the public and reduce reoffending.
Agency within the Department of Justice responsible for the operation and delivery of services within the Northern Ireland prison system.
Independent body that works with its criminal justice partners to protect the public by risk assessing prisoners to decide whether they can be safely released into the community.
Probation services are provided by 35 Probation Trusts across England and Wales. Trusts receive funding from the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) to which they are accountable for their performance and delivery. Probation trusts are responsible for overseeing offenders released from prison on licence and those on community sentences made by judges and magistrates in the courts.
Providing a wide range of information on all the work carried out in prisons in Scotland.
The Directory: Public Bodies S
The Sentencing Council (SC) for England and Wales promotes greater consistency in sentencing while maintaining the independence of the judiciary. The Council produces guidelines on sentencing for the judiciary and aims to increase public understanding of sentencing. SC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice