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UK government doesn't yet know how legal aid cuts have hurt other public services
legal aid spending
Justice

UK government doesn't yet know how legal aid cuts have hurt other public services

Legal aid spending has fallen by £728m in the last decade and in that time there has been a 9% fall in the proportion of households with access to housing legal advice, the National Audit Office has found
Social media and closure of youth 'safe spaces' could lead to surge in violent crime, research warns
Youth centres

Social media and closure of youth 'safe spaces' could lead to surge in violent crime, research warns

Time season 2 star Jodie Whittaker: 'People are leaving prison and they're being given a tent'
Jodie Whittaker in Time
Interview

Time season 2 star Jodie Whittaker: 'People are leaving prison and they're being given a tent'

Drug dealer explains how he turned his life around after realising he was 'going to end up dead'
Justice system

Drug dealer explains how he turned his life around after realising he was 'going to end up dead'

'I had to do something': Ex-prisoner explains how love for his kids helped him turn his life around
Justice system

'I had to do something': Ex-prisoner explains how love for his kids helped him turn his life around

Inside the trial of the 'Barclays Seven' Extinction Rebellion activists
Long read

Inside the trial of the 'Barclays Seven' Extinction Rebellion activists

Exclusive: Suella Braverman claims to have contributed to a legal textbook. The author says she didn't.
Suella Braverman
Trust in politics

Exclusive: Suella Braverman claims to have contributed to a legal textbook. The author says she didn't.

Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West
Razor wire
Top 5 books

Top 5 books about the prison system, chosen by Andy West

6 reasons criminal barristers are on strike indefinitely
Barristers exercise their right to strike outside the Central Criminal Court
Strike action

6 reasons criminal barristers are on strike indefinitely

Met Police slammed for secrecy over cost of failed Sarah Everard vigil appeals
sarah everard vigil
Met Police

Met Police slammed for secrecy over cost of failed Sarah Everard vigil appeals

If we're going to reform prisons, we should start with the prisoners
Razor wire at sunset
John Bird

If we're going to reform prisons, we should start with the prisoners

I was an Old Bailey judge. Here's what really goes on in court
Books

I was an Old Bailey judge. Here's what really goes on in court

How a stationery company is helping disadvantaged women rediscover their self-worth
Jenny Adjene (far left) with her core team outside their shop in Tavistock, Devon. Courtesy of Hip Hip Hooray
Social Justice

How a stationery company is helping disadvantaged women rediscover their self-worth

Prisoners to be offered apprenticeships for the first time
Prison system

Prisoners to be offered apprenticeships for the first time

Organisers of Sarah Everard vigil take Met Police to court over handling of event
sarah everard vigil
Violence Against Women

Organisers of Sarah Everard vigil take Met Police to court over handling of event

I was a lawyer in the Colston Four trial. History is not being erased, but given full voice
colston four
Raj Chada

I was a lawyer in the Colston Four trial. History is not being erased, but given full voice

Activists cleared of criminal damage over toppling of Edward Colston statue in Bristol
colston four
Black Lives Matter

Activists cleared of criminal damage over toppling of Edward Colston statue in Bristol

An Insulate Britain activist who missed her court date to block a train has been jailed
Insulate Britain

An Insulate Britain activist who missed her court date to block a train has been jailed

This pioneering project defied national reoffending rates - by giving young people a job
Employment

This pioneering project defied national reoffending rates - by giving young people a job

New Holloway Prison site will have homes for women leaving the justice system
Housing

New Holloway Prison site will have homes for women leaving the justice system

How Covid reshaped suspects’ rights in police custody
Social Justice

How Covid reshaped suspects’ rights in police custody