Parole Board

Parole Board Diversity Crisis

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The body responsible for deciding whether prisoners can be released into the community has no black members, it has been revealed. Caroline Corby, the chair of the Parole Board, has said she fears unconscious bias could be behind the absence of black members and the low number of minority ethnic people. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/09/parole-board-diversity-crisis-black-members

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Appointment of 12 psychiatrist and 13 judicial Parole Board members

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Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/appointment-of-12-psychiatrist-and-13-judicial-parole-board-members The Secretary of State has announced the appointment of 25 Parole Board members. Ministers have approved the appointment of 25 (12 psychiatrist and 13 judicial) Parole Board members who will commence their tenures on 1 November 2018 for a period of 3 years. All Parole Board member appointments are subject to security clearance. […]

Legal Aid

APL response to the LASPO PIR

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Post-implementation review of LASPO – Response from the Association of Prison Lawyers – APL_LASPO_RESPONSE_2018_10_02.pdf Details: (Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/post-implementation-review-of-laspo) The ability of everyone to resolve their legal issues is vital to a just society. We are committed to ensuring legal aid and other forms of legal support are available to those who need it. The consultations that […]

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New Chair of the Parole Board announced

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The Secretary of State has announced today that Caroline Corby has been confirmed as the Chair of the Parole Board. Mrs Corby worked in the city for 13 years specialising in private equity where she also served on a number of private sector boards across a range of industries. In 2007 she joined the Board […]

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Parole Board Moves to new Offices

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The Parole Board is moving to new offices over the Bank Holiday weekend (25 -27 August 2018). From Tuesday 28 August 2018, the Parole Board’s address will be: The Parole Board for England & Wales 3rd floor 10 South Colonnade Canary Wharf E14 4PU The Parole Board will share its office space with other Arm’s […]

Rehabilitation

MOJ Launch New Strategy for Rehabilitation of Female Offenders

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The Ministry of Justice has today launched their new strategy to improve rehabilitation for female offenders. government announces new pilots for 5 residential women’s centres across England and Wales greater focus on innovative community provisions to keep women away from prison the government will not pursue plans to build community prisons for women Lord Farmer will […]

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Ministry of Justice Consultation – Reconsideration of Parole Board decisions: Creating a new and open system

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The MoJ are conducting an online survey following the announcement from the Secretary of State in January 2018 to launch a Review into the law, policy and procedure relating to parole decisions. This is focussed on the following four work strands: the law, policy, guidance and practice relating to challenges to Parole Board decision making the […]