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Blunt criticised for Bamber move

Justice Minister Crispin Blunt has been criticised for allowing mass murderer Jeremy Bamber to be interviewed by a Sunday paper last year. David Cameron said last month that allowing Bamber to talk to the press was "highly regrettable".


Call to scrap young offenders institutions

A former Chief Inspector of Prisons will call for the number of under 18s in custody to be cut by two thirds as part of Ken Clarke’s “rehabilitation revolution”, the Times reports. Lord Ramsbotham will urge the Justice Secretary to scrap all young offender institutions and place teenage offenders in neighbourhood “academies” within one hour of their home. Crispin Blunt, the Prisons Minister, has reportedly expressed interest in pursuing the idea.


The coalition government is to abandon controversial plans to grant anonymity to men accused of rape, the Sunday Telegraph reports.


MoJ announces new curfew plans

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed today that it will extend curfew times from a maximum of 12 hours a day to 16 in an attempt to toughen up community sentences. Under the new policy,  he length of time such curfew orders can be imposed forwill be doubled from six months to a year. Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt said: "These tougher curfew conditions will keep offenders off the street for longer, stop them socialising in the evenings and keep them away from situations that could land them in trouble again."

 


Inquiry into prison riots

The UK Prison Officers' Association claims staff shortages will contribute to more riots at Britain's prisons. It comes as Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt has announced an internal prison service assessment and a police inquiry into yesterday's riots at the Ford Prison. Mr Blunt said the latter could lead to criminal prosecutions.


Justice minister Crispin Blunt has said that Ken Clarke's pledge to stop sending thousands of criminals to prison was inspired by Winston Churchill.