Community sentences have been branded a failure after it emerged nearly 8,000 criminals sent to prison last year had been
Criminals face longer spells in jail under plans being considered by the Justice Secretary. Chris Grayling said he is attracted
“Unexpected things happen,” is how one inmate rated his chances of a future free from the kind of violence and tragedy that
The overly-confident assumption that mandatory prison sentences can begin to address teenage offending is naive at best. Prison simply cannot address the complex social problems underlying such behaviour, as is clear from the high reoffending rates for young people released from custody.