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.
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.
Harry Annison and Christina Straub from the University of Southampton have been leading a research project with Prison Reform Trust on the views of families of people serving Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences.
A new set of fact files, written by Dr Robert Jones from the Wales Governance Centre, reveal important statistics on Welsh prisons and Welsh prisoners. This blog, written by Clinks' development officer for Wales, Bryn Hall, highlights the main findings which are of interest to the voluntary sector.