prisons

Report of a survey which visited nineteen prisons in England to evaluate the provision of learning and skills for offenders on short custodial sentences.

Report of a survey which visited nineteen prisons in England to evaluate the provision of learning and skills for offenders on long custodial sentences.

Document giving a statistical breakdown of the population in custody in England and Wales.

Dual diagnosis, the co-existence of mental health and substance misuse problems, has a higher prevalence in prisons than in the general community. T

his document provides good practice guidance to commissioners and practitioners on for the management of dual diagnosis within a prison setting.

Briefing paper intended as an introduction to personality disorder for those working in the criminal justice system. It dispels some of the myths and provides some factual information about this area.

Edition of "All in the mind" which discusses the Bradley Report on mental health problems in prisons. Guests Sean Duggan, Linda Bryant and Sharon Bowman examine different approaches to the problem such as making greater use of diversion schemes.

Report presenting the findings of a study which investigated the continuity of care experienced by prisoners before and after release. It also makes recommendations as to how continuity of care between prison and the community could be improved.

Report focusing on the treatment of mental health problems in prisons in England and Wales. Its research suggests a third of the spending on mental health services in prison is spent inefficiently and that, in general, prison mental health care is poor. It offers recommendations to rectify this situation.

This is a report on an inspection of the conditions in which male and female young offenders are held and the treatment they receive in smaller units within adult establishments in Scotland. The inspection took place in November 2008. The report covers young offenders in Friarton Hall (Perth Prison), Darroch Hall (Green Prison) and Bruce House (Cornton Vale Prison). A number of observations are noted and some recommendations are made for Bruce House.

This response to the Children’s Safeguards Review by Roger Kent sets out the Government’s proposals for improving the quality of care for children who are looked after away from home.

This includes the recruitment, selection and vetting of residential child care staff; training of residential care staff; their registration and inspection; the inter-relationship with education child protection; support for children in boarding schools; investigation and monitoring of children in prison, refuges and helping young abusers.