A Channel 4 News investigation has found that parents whose babies die at birth, or shortly after, are being denied inquests to find out what happened.
Why are some prisoners still serving banned indeterminate prison sentences?
We talk to Mark Day, the Deputy Director at the Prison Reform Trust, and its representative on the Ministry of Justice’s IPP External Stakeholder Challenge Group.
Indeterminate prison sentences – when 18 months can last 18 years
The UN rapporteur for torture has told this programme that Indeterminate prison terms, or IPP Sentences, which were handed down by UK judges up until 11 years ago are an “egregious miscarriage of justice”.
Cookham Wood: weapons and violence rife at young offenders institute, report reveals
Children armed themselves with homemade weapons for protection at a young offenders institution in Kent where violence was rife – a damning report has revealed.
FactCheck: Does Vicky Pryce’s ‘prisonomics’ add up?
Vicky Pryce argues that more than half of women in jail are there due to the men in their life – but is she right? FactCheck analyses the claim behind her “Prisonomics”.
Chris Grayling’s rape claims treated with caution – FactCheck Q&A
Chris Grayling has urged greater use of cautions for rapists. Would that work? FactCheck finds out.
FactCheck: Will payment by results crack Britain’s prison problem?
There are no hard statistics available on outcomes yet, which means we effectively have to take the minister’s word for it.
FactCheck: Jailbird juveniles – too much, too soon?
The United Kingdom is locking up her children too young and too often – and it’s not helping to rehabilitate them, says Europe’s human rights watchdog.The Ministry of Justice hasn’t reviewed the minimum age since the 1960s. But does it need to?
FactCheck: Do legal aid reforms protect the needy?
MPs insist the neediest will still get free or subsidised legal help, but that the £2bn spent annually on legal aid has got to be cut. Will civil cases receive the legal aid they need and deserve? FactCheck investigates.
FactCheck: Will prisons in England and Wales burst at the seams?
“The powder-keg potential of the situation is clear to voices from inside the prison system – rapidly rising numbers of new inmates, many of them vulnerable first-timers thrown in with serving prisoners, some members of street gangs whose violent rivalries will continue on the inside.”
FactCheck: the case for our luxury Legal Aid budget
The claim “The only place with more expensive Legal Aid than England and Wales is Northern Ireland, and no doubt they’ll be addressing the same question” Ken Clarke, Justice Secretary, on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, June 29, 2011
Exclusive: Channel 4 News has learned that 14,000 jobs are to go at the Ministry of Justice – 11,000 of them from the frontline, according to a leaked internal memo.