Reino Unido: Styal prison launches new open unit

Justice Minister Simon Hughes today (29 January 2015) opened new accommodation just outside the gates of Styal prison, which will act as a stepping stone back into the community for female prisoners nearing release.

Time spent in open prisons affords low risk prisoners the opportunity to find work, re-establish family ties, reintegrate into the community and ensure housing needs are met before their release. These are essential components for successful resettlement and an important factor in protecting the public.

However until today, a female offender nearing release from custody would need to move to one of only 2 women’s open prisons, potentially having to move a long distance away from their homes, families and local community.

That is why the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is reconfiguring the women’s prison estate, to keep women closer to home by providing smaller open prison units next to existing ‘closed’ prisons.

HMP Styal is the first prison to launch its open accommodation, with a house just beyond the prison gate which will house up to 25 offenders.

Justice Minister Simon Hughes said:

The launch of the open accommodation at Styal is the first step of a vital reform we are making to the women’s prison estate – helping female offenders prepare for their release by testing them in open conditions, and at the same time keeping them as close to home as possible.

This will mean that before leaving custody, they can already start to make the local links they need on their release – such as finding job opportunities, housing, or other local services.

These are essential factors to helping offenders turn away from crime and change their lives for good.

All offenders being located in open conditions have been risk assessed and categorised as being of low risk to the public and a low risk of reoffending.

Notes to Editors

Styal prison is a women’s local prison near Wilmslow in Cheshire and serves the Courts of North West England and Wales. The prison has capacity to hold 460 women in closed conditions and up to a further 25 in open conditions.

Of the 12 women’s prisons, only East Sutton Park (Kent) and Askham Grange (Yorkshire) are open prisons. Styal is the first ‘closed’ prison to develop open accommodation alongside the main establishment.

For more information contact the MoJ Press Office newsdesk on 020 3334 3536 and follow us @MoJPress on Twitter.

vía Styal prison launches new open unit – Press releases – GOV.UK.

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Reino Unido: The impact of short custodial sentences, Community Orders and Suspended Sentence Orders on reoffending – Publications – GOV.UK

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The impact of short custodial sentences, Community Orders and Suspended Sentence Orders on reoffending

PDF, 336KB, 43 pages

Detail

Using offender data from 2008 to 2011 (inclusive) from Offender Assessment System (OASys) assessments, probation and reoffending, and tax and benefits systems, the study extends previous analysis on this topic using more recent data, a more thorough matching process, and looking at different combinations of requirements.

It also looks at effects over different follow-up periods, to quantify impact over time.

Published: 29 January 2015

From: Ministry of Justice

vía The impact of short custodial sentences, Community Orders and Suspended Sentence Orders on reoffending – Publications – GOV.UK.

Reino Unido: Reoffending by offenders on Community Orders: results from the Offender Management Community Cohort Study – Publications – GOV.UK

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Reoffending by offenders on Community Orders: OMCCS results. This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format. If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email web.comments@justice.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

PDF, 1.1MB, 76 pages

Detail

This report presents updated findings from the Offender Management Community Cohort Study (OMCCS) on levels of reoffending among offenders who received community orders.

It looks at the factors associated with reoffending including offenders’ needs, attitudes and their relationship with their offender manager.

These findings suggest that addressing offenders’ attitudes, their needs and the nature of their relationship with their offender manager are important in reducing reoffending.

This report updates preliminary OMCCS findings on reoffending that were previously published.

Published: 29 January 2015

From: Ministry of Justice

Part of: The Offender Management Community Cohort Study

vía Reoffending by offenders on Community Orders: results from the Offender Management Community Cohort Study – Publications – GOV.UK.

EEUU: CSG Justice Center Releases “Closer To Home: An Analysis of the State and Local Impact of the Texas Juvenile Justice Reforms”

Today the CSG Justice Center, in partnership with Texas A&M University, released a study commissioned by Texas state leaders interested in understanding the impact of the state’s reforms of its juvenile justice system. This unprecedented study compares the impact on youth under community supervision versus incarceration in state correctional facilities.

Closer to Home: An Analysis of the State and Local Impact of the Texas Juvenile Justice Reforms, which draws on an unprecedented dataset of 1.3 million individual case records spanning eight years, shows youth incarcerated in state-run facilities are 21 percent more likely to be rearrested than those who remain under supervision closer to home. When they do reoffend, data show that youth released from state-run secure facilities are three times more likely to commit a felony than youth who are under community supervision.

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In conjunction with the study’s release, the CSG Justice Center will stream an event live today from Austin, Texas that will bring together leaders and stakeholders from a variety of fields across the state. They will discuss the study’s findings; Texas’s approach to juvenile justice; its next steps toward improving outcomes of children in the juvenile justice system; and the national implications of the study.

vía CSG Justice Center Releases “Closer To Home: An Analysis of the State and Local Impact of the Texas Juvenile Justice Reforms”.

Reino Unido: Proven reoffending statistics: April 2012 to March 2013

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  • Proven reoffending statistics quarterly bulletin: April 2012 to March 2013 – PDF, 287KB, 45 pages
  • Annex A: Interim reconviction figures for Peterborough and Doncaster payment by results pilots PDF, 159KB, 12 pages
  • Proven reoffending tables: April 2012 to March 2013 MS Excel Spreadsheet, 7.34MB This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format. If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email web.comments@justice.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
  • Proven reoffending early estimate tables: April 2013 to March 2014 MS Excel Spreadsheet, 366KB – This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.
  • Proven reoffending statistics: definitions and measurement PDF, 324KB, 48 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.
  • How the measure of proven reoffending has changed and the effect of these changes PDF, 138KB, 19 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

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Latest figures for the year April 2012 to March 2013 are provided and compared to the same period a year ago. Trends going back to 2002 are also presented. Also included are Interim reconviction figures for Peterborough and Doncaster payment by results pilots.

The bulletin is produced and handled by the Ministry of Justice’s analytical professionals and production staff.

vía Proven reoffending statistics: April 2012 to March 2013 – Publications – GOV.UK.

Reino Unido: Management information on sexual assaults in prison custody

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Management information on sexual assaults in prison custody

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This management information bulletin provides figures on sexual assaults incidents that were referred to the police or subject to adjudication, the day of week of the incident and serious physical injuries resulting from the incident.

Published:

29 January 2015

From:

Ministry of Justice

Part of:

Ad hoc justice statistics

vía Management information on sexual assaults in prison custody – Publications – GOV.UK.

Chile: Sename decide trasladar a jóvenes condenados tras hechos de violencia en CIP de Coronel – BioBioChile

Los jóvenes mayores de edad que cumplen condena en el Centro de Internación del Sename en Coronel serán trasladados a cárceles de adultos. La medida será solicitada a raíz de los últimos hechos de violencia donde adolescentes han agredido a gendarmes y educadores.

Entre los internos en el centro del Sename, protagonistas de violentos incidentes los últimos días, hay al menos tres que cumplieron 18 años.

Serían estos jóvenes los que lideraron el fin de semana el ataque que dejó lesionados a varios gendarmes y los que en un segundo episodio golpearon a funcionarios del Sename.

Esta última situación fue confirmada por el director regional de Gendarmería, coronel Pablo Toro, quien calificó de grave lo que está ocurriendo en el Centro de Internación (CIP).

Entre las medidas acordadas está el traslado de los internos mayores de edad a cárceles de adulto, procedimiento contemplado por la ley, según explicó el defensor regional Osvaldo Pizarro, aunque en algunos ésto debe contar con la aprobación de un juez.

Los hechos de violencia denunciados desde el sábado se suman a fugas, el intento de suicidio de un menor privado de libertad, además de un informe negativo del Ministerio de Justicia sobre el funcionamiento del Centro de Menores coronelino.

vía Sename decide trasladar a jóvenes condenados tras hechos de violencia en CIP de Coronel – BioBioChile.