penal reform

  • 2 Aug 2017

    The President of the Prison Governors Association has said a “perverse” government overhaul is to blame for the crisis in jails across England and Wales. In an open letter she said the Prison Service is trying to cope with a “toxic mix” of pressures. The government has said it has taken action to deal with…

  • 25 Apr 2017

    In America, the state of Arkansas has carried out the country’s first double execution since the year 2000. Lethal injections were administered to two death row inmates, each separately convicted of rape and murder offences.