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Showing Stories from 5th December 2018 to 10th August 2020
The Brief: shorter sentences for harder time during Covid

The Brief: shorter sentences for harder time during Covid

(20/07/20) The pandemic is likely to have an impact on the length of sentences given the restrictions imposed on the custodial system.

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Two forces sign new outsourcing contract for civilian detention officers

Two forces sign new outsourcing contract for civilian detention officers

(15/07/20) Leicestershire and Northamptonshire are part of East Midlands collaboration which also covers criminal justice, PNC, witness care and warrants.

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(13/07/20) Why do we remand so many people in custody?
Use of Voluntary Attendance a 'fundamental threat' to DNA database

Use of Voluntary Attendance a 'fundamental threat' to DNA database

(07/07/20) Biometrics Commissioner says VA is being used inappropriately for wide range of cases including rape.

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(10/06/20) IOPC case 'not proven' against custody sergeant who bailed man (29/05/20) The Brief: notable decisions Part III (19/05/20) Staff in full PPE work in custody suite designated for virus detainees (10/05/20) Policing lockdown 'impossible' without clarity PM warned (17/04/20) Force introduces video conferencing technology for custody visits (31/03/20) London's gin makers come to the Met's aid with sanitiser (30/03/20) Force confirms death of custody officer who had been self isolating (25/03/20) Solicitors are refusing to attend police stations due to 'custody chaos' (11/03/20) New biometrics commissioner to limit retention of custody images (20/02/20) Staffordshire quarantines two PCs and a PCSO over coronavirus fears (19/12/19) IOPC finds serious failings in custody death caused by alcohol withdrawal (25/10/19) IOPC admits death in custody case went on 'far too long' (18/10/19) Gross misconduct proven against former sergeant (13/09/19) Police chiefs defend use of spit hoods as new figures are released (10/09/19) Custody officers cleared of assaulting abusive prisoner (21/08/19) Officer suffers severe facial injuries detaining suspect in mystery incident (18/08/19) Officer targets 'full recovery to front line policing' after violent attack (31/07/19) Man 'throwing himself onto passing cars' dies after being restrained by officers (28/12/18) Watchdog 'regrets' delays to sort inherited caseload (15/12/18) The differential treatment of women in our justice system (13/12/18) Black people 'more likely to have force used against them by police' (07/12/18) Fed disappointed by 'straggling' forces (06/12/18) Less demand on police if government accepts mental health review (05/12/18) December custody digest out now (05/12/18) Custody chaos worsens in wake of remand court closures
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