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.
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.
Clinks' submission to the National Assembly for Wales’ Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s inquiry on the provision of health and social care in the adult prison estate
Our response draws on evidence from our work supporting voluntary sector organisations working with people in prison, alongside evidence gathered from voluntary sector organisations working in Welsh prisons, consulted with specifically for this submission.
Clinks' response focuses on the contribution that voluntary sector partners can play, implications for people protected under the Equalities Act (2010), family ties, and service user involvement.