Any home is a potential target for burglars; some are more appealing than others and some offer themselves up with a bow that begs to be opened.
Many remand prisoners had a poorer regime and less support than sentenced prisoners, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing a short thematic review.
This is despite a long-established principle that remand prisoners, who have not been convicted or sentenced by a court, have rights and entitlements not available to sentenced prisoners.
At any one time, remand prisoners make up about 15% of the prison population, between 12,000 to 13,000 prisoners. Women and those from black and minority ethnic and foreign national backgrounds are over-represented. This review, Remand Prisoners, examines the experience of young adult and adult remand (unconvicted and convicted unsentenced) prisoners in local prisons against the Inspectorate's four health prison tests: safety, respect, purposeful activity and resettlement.
The report found that:
The Prison Rules 1999 set out legally binding entitlements for remand prisoners which recognise they have not been convicted or sentenced. Within Prison Service policy, discretion is permitted to governors on implementing these entitlements. Prison Service policy permits remand prisoners to share cells with sentenced prisoners if they have consented, while the Prison Rules appear to suggest that remand and sentenced prisoners should not be required to share a cell. The report also found that:
Nick Hardwick said:
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Otley’s “irreplaceable” Neighbourhood Watch is urgently appealing for new volunteers to help it keep going.
A police officer has been given a final written warning after the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPPC) upheld an appeal from a 65-year-old man who suffered extensive bruising when he was put in an arm lock and pressed on to a car bonnet.
Whether it’s a family heirloom or a cherished gift, our possessions are often worth more to us than their actual monetary value. It might be an engagement ring, or a watch which has been passed down through the generations: some things simply cannot be replaced, which makes keeping them safe all the more important.
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