A prisoner who has served 11 years in jail after initially being sentenced to a minimum of less than one is to be released, the Parole Board has said.
James Ward, who was given a sentence of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) with a minimum of 10 months to be served for arson in 2006, will be released within weeks, according to his family.'Release ill and elderly prisoners' to reduce jail numbers
Elderly and seriously ill prisoners should be freed to reduce pressure on jails, according to a think tank.
Freeing those who pose "no more than minimal risk to the life or limb of the public" could save £246m a year, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) says. It says introducing the policy could allow up to 7,000 rehabilitated prisoners to be released early.
Social worker reflection eclipsed by managers’ concerns in supervision, survey finds
"Social workers want more opportunities to reflect on cases during their supervision sessions, research backed by Community Care has revealed.
The survey of 491 social workers found the proportion of respondents who felt their supervision helped them with reflection (24%) was far lower than those who felt the sessions helped managers monitor progress on cases (71%) and timescales (57%)."
Violence not prime in jailing of youths in Arkansas; report also notes 1 region tops rest in state
"Most Arkansas youths thrown in juvenile jail last year were nonviolent offenders, a newly released state report shows.
It is also more likely that a jailed child came from southeast Arkansas, where judges sent more youths to lockup than those in other areas, including more populated urban centers such as Little Rock."