Thinking ahead – early action and TBI

The scale of Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the general population is only now beginning to be understood.  The T2A programme has published three reports on the TBI and young adult offenders: Repairing Shattered Lives: Brain injury and its implications for criminal justice (October 2012 with University of Exeter), Traumatic brain injury and offending – […]

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Official figures reveal rising violence in prisons in England and Wales

A rising tide of violence inside prisons across England and Wales has been revealed by official figures showing serious assaults soaring by 30%, three murders in the past 12 months and a 69% rise in suicides to the highest level for nine years. According to Ministry of Justice figures, the number of self-inflicted deaths in […]

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Government announces review of self-inflicted deaths of 18-24 year olds in custody

The Government has announced today that it is setting up an independent review to investigate self-inflicted deaths in custody of young people aged 18-24.  The announcement means that the proposal to scrap YOIs (see T2A’s December 2013 response to MoJ consultation) has been suspended pending the outcome of the review. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said […]

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