Clinks and RECOOP submission to the Justice Select Committee’s enquiry into the ageing prison population
Older people are the fastest growing age group in the prison population. There are triple the number of people aged 60 and over in prison than there were 16 years ago. This response details a range of issues facing older people in prison and gives recommendations for how the criminal justice system can adapt to meet their needs.
This is a joint response by Clinks, EQUAL and Barrow Cadbury Trust. Our response specifically focuses on the experience and outcomes of BAME children in the youth justice system.
Clinks welcomes this chance to identify opportunities to strengthen HMIP's Expectations for Women and also to ensure the revised criteria reflect the changes that have occurred in government policy over the last five years.
Clinks and Nacro response to the Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care consultation – Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s
Our response focusses on the health inequalities faced by a large group of people in the criminal justice system, the link between poor health and coming into contact with the criminal justice system, and how prevention is of central importance to address the health inequalities they face.
Clinks response to the criminal justice inspectorates’ consultation on the joint inspection programme 2019/20
Our response is based on evidence from our existing research and draws on our ongoing work and engagement with the voluntary sector about emerging issues and key challenges facing criminal justice.
In our response we make a series of recommendations, including: for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to proactively work to consult with voluntary organisations in the development of policy reform; that key performance indicators are developed for prisons; and that every prison should consider adopting the voluntary sector coordination model.