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Specialist Task Force formed by Government to tackle staff corruption in prisons estate

A dedicated specialist Task Force designed to tackle staff corruption in Britain’s jails has been announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke. The new Counter Corruption Unit will proactively pursue those suspected of corrupt activity in prison and probation services across...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Forensic science “in a state of crisis” and “must be reformed” warns House of Lords Select Committee

Forensic science in England and Wales “is in trouble” and, unless the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice act now, “crimes may go unsolved and the number of miscarriages of justice may increase”. To ensure the effective delivery of justice, the House...
Posted On 01 May 2019
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Mobile phone detection kit introduced in UK’s prisons by Ministry of Justice

Specialist mobile detection technology is being used to detect and seize illegal phones used by prisoners, Justice Secretary David Gauke has revealed. The new technology is the latest weapon in the fight against phone smuggling which can lead to drug-dealing and violence behind...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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Government publishes 13-point Action Plan designed to improve police forensics

The Home Office has published a detailed 13-point Action Plan with a view towards improving police forensics. These commitments are designed to enhance public confidence, support the criminal justice system and ensure the quality and stability of forensics provision going...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Government signals improvements to Parole Board transparency and victim support

Sweeping changes to the parole system designed to improve transparency, offer better support for victims and new powers to reconsider decisions have been announced by Justice Secretary David Gauke following a detailed review of the Parole Board’s rules. Alongside giving victims...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Government’s all-new specialist financial crime unit set to crack down on prison gangs

A new specialist unit will identify and freeze bank accounts linked to organised crime behind bars, Justice Secretary David Gauke has announced. In the latest measure designed to tackle the criminal kingpins who fuel drug dealing and violence in Britain’s jails,...
Posted On 10 Oct 2018
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ACS welcomes new ideas for tackling shop theft outlined by Centre for Social Justice

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed a new report published by the Centre for Social Justice, entitled ‘Desperate for a Fix’, which highlights the close link between drug addiction and theft and calls for new policies to tackle the staggering £6.3...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018
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Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee outlines Government’s vision for Secure Schools

The Conservative Government’s Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee has outlined the next steps in the Ministry of Justice’s pioneering vision for Secure Schools. As part of the Department’s promise to put education at the heart of youth custody, it has published guidance setting...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018
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OCS secures five-year multi-service contract deal with Ministry of Justice

OCS has been awarded a five-year multi-service contract with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as part of the Government department’s integrator service delivery model. The model services the MoJ, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Department for Education, the Ministry of Housing,...
Posted On 24 Apr 2018
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Prison drone security pioneers introduce UK Government officials to perimeter savings

The integrated security team behind a British prison’s pioneering war against drones is to share its innovative and cost-saving approach with UK Government officials. Les Nicolles Prison on Guernsey became the first in the world to use a new system designed to stop drones from...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018