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News Archives: Index

October 7, 2010: Probation Set For Industrial Action

October 5, 2010: Turning Prisoners Into Taxpayers

October 4, 2010: Murder Changes Now In Force

September 20, 2010: Probation Programmes Face Cuts

August 24, 2010: Victorian Poor Law Records Online

August 10, 2010: Justice Job Cuts

July 28, 2010: Prison Violence Growing

July 22, 2010: Police Numbers: Latest Figures

July 22, 2010: New Jurisdiction Rules

July 16, 2010: CCJS On Prison And Probation Spending Under Labour

July 15, 2010: Latest Statistics On Violent And Sexual Crime

July 15, 2010: Latest National Crime Figures

July 15, 2010: New Chief Prisons Inspector

July 14, 2010: Hard Times Ahead For Prisons: Anne Owers

July 14, 2010: Prison Does Not Work: Ken Clarke

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform: Sentencing and Rehabilitation

July 13, 2010: Criminal Justice Reform Priorities

July 12, 2010: What Price Public Protection, Asks Probation Chief Inspector

July 12, 2010: NOMS has failed, says Napo

July 10, 2010: IPCC To Investigate Death of Raoul Moat

July 9, 2010: Women In Prison: New Report

July 9, 2009: Unjust Deserts: Imprisonment for Public Protection

July 8, 2010: Police Search Powers Change

July 7, 2010: Make 'Legal High' Illegal, Says ACMD

July 2, 2010: Failing Children In Prison

July 2, 2010: Police Buried Under a Blizzard of Guidance: HMIC

July 1, 2010: Freedom To Change The Law?

June 30, 2010: A New Outlook On Penal Reform?

June 30, 2010: Revolving Door Of Offending Must Stop, Says Clarke

June 30, 2010: Ken Clarke: Speech on Criminal Justice Reform

June 29, 2010: No More Police Targets

June 26, 2010: Family Intervention Projects Questioned

June 25, 2010: Cutting Criminal Justice

June 24, 2010: Napo on Sex Offenders Report

June 23, 2010: Closing Courts: The Cuts Begin

June 23, 2010: Strategy To Tackle Gangs

June 15, 2010: Courts and Mentally Disordered Offenders

June 8, 2010: Working With Muslims in Prison

June 1, 2010: Your Chance To Nominate a QC

Mental Disorder

The Crown Prosecution Service’s mentally disordered offenders guidance provides information on CPS policy in dealing with cases in which the defendant has a mental disorder.

The Dangerous People with Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) Programme brings together the Ministry of Justice, the Department of Health, the Prison Service and the National Health Service to deliver new mental health services for people who are or have previously been considered dangerous as a result of severe personality disorder(s).

The Mental Health Foundation's website provides information about mental health issues and also acts as a gateway to some of the other mental health resources, both UK and international.

The Mental Health Primary Care in Prison website offers a superb practitioner’s guide to mental ill health in adults and adolescents in prison and young offender institutions.

The Mentally Disordered Offenders bulletin published by UK National Statistics is an annual publication that summarises information about people subject to a restriction order (restricted patients) admitted to, detained in, or discharged from psychiatric hospitals (high secure and other hospitals in England and Wales which admit mentally disordered offenders).

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales. They advance the views of people with mental health problems, challenge discrimination, promote inclusion, and influence policy.

The Ministry of Justice's mentally disordered offenders page focuses on protecting the public from the reoffending by mentally disordered offenders. They do this by carefully monitoring restricted patients detained in hospital or discharged into the community.

Revolving Doors is a leading charity concerned with mental health and criminal justice. They operate schemes in police stations, prisons and courts to support people who have 'fallen through the net' of mainstream services.

Rethink is a prominent UK mental illness charity (previously named The National Schizophrenia Fellowship) dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by severe mental illness.

The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health (SCMH) is a charity working to improve the quality of life for people with severe mental health problems.Part of its programme focuses on mental health and criminal justice inside and out of prison.