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Oakhill Secure Training Centre Monitoring Report Released

News Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons 11 October 2021

This monitoring visit was unannounced. Inspectors found widespread failings that are
having a significant impact on the care and well-being of children in the areas that were
the focus of this visit.

Judicial Review Reform Proposals

News Ministry of Justice 22 July 2021

This is the government’s response to the consultation on Judicial Review Reform, which ran from 18 March to 29 April 2021.

Report of Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice

News Criminal Cases Review Commission 7 March 2021

The inquiry, known as the Westminster Commission, heard concerns that the CCRC’s independence had been undermined by “unlawful interference” on the part of the government.

Planning and policies in prisons: government response

News Ministry of Justice 2 March 2021

Response to the Justice Committee Ninth Report of Session 2014 to 2015, ‘Prisons: Planning and Policies’.

HMYOI Wetherby and Keppel – safer and improved care, but concerns over education

News Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons 2 March 2021

HMYOI Wetherby was found by inspectors from HM Inspectorate of Prisons in January 2021 to have made improvements in safety and the care of children since the previous inspection in the early months of the pandemic.

Lord Chancellor: It’s time for action on mental health in prisons

News Ministry of Justice 13 January 2021 1 comment

The Lord Chancellor sets out how the government plans to support people with neurodivergent conditions such as autism and dyslexia, as well as those with acute mental health problems, within the criminal justice system.