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NCJ Number: 167442 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Digest
Journal: NACRO Criminal Justice Digest  Issue:87  Dated:(January 1996)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: These 14 articles and news items focus on prisons, probation, sentencing, crime, law reforms, and crime statistics in the United Kingdom.
Abstract: Individual articles report that the British Prison Service is expected to cut funding by 13.3 percent over 3 years, while the inmate population is expected to increase to new record levels in 1996, and that the 1995 Learmont report on prison security and escapes concluded that the Parkhurst prison was unsuitable to be a high-security prison and lacked procedures and equipment to prevent escapes. Additional articles noted that a senior management review concluded that the 1994 reorganization of the prison service agency has been unsuccessful, that the increased emphasis on security is affecting community service projects and other aspects of prison regimes, and that the Home Secretary proposes to limit the use of early release. Other items note that three London agencies are cooperating to identify and address dyslexia in offenders and summarize judicial decisions on the right to silence and life sentences.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Criminal justice system policy; Foreign courts; United Kingdom (UK)
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