Secretary of State for Justice

Stick or Carrot?

All stick and no carrot? Meaningfully rewarding good conduct in prisons

Reading Time: 12 minutes A lot of people tend to assume that well-behaved prisoners get time off for ‘good behaviour’. In the United States, for example, federal inmates can earn up to 54 days off each year under the First Step Act, if staff feel they have remained “in exemplary compliance with institutional disciplinary...

Secretary of State refers Court of Appeal Safety Test to Law Commission

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Deputy Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab has confirmed to us that he has asked the Law Commission “to consider including a review” of the threshold test for overturning convictions in the Criminal Appeals Court, in line with recommendations made by the Westminister Commission on Miscarriages...

Voiceless Inside – Miscarriage of Justice campaigners take Ministry of Justice to Court over Podcast Ban

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Ministry of Justice has denied an investigative journalist access to interview Mark Alexander while he is in prison, effectively preventing further investigation being conducted in to his case to establish his innocence. Mark has always maintained that he was wrongly convicted of murder in 2010. This is now the...