Long Form: Reunification of the probation service: dream or nightmare?

National vice-chair, Keith Stokeld, shares his thoughts on whether reunification of the probation service will be a dream or a nightmare. Having followed the presentations to […]

Vigil for Justice –

Napo will be taking part in a Vigil for Justice organised jointly by the Justice Alliance and the Speak up for Justice Campaign on Wednesday 18th […]

Women in the Penal System – new inquiry launched

The Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System, chaired by Baroness Jean Corston and Victoria Prentis MP, has recently launched a new Inquiry into the […]

Caught in a revolving door

When Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) was launched, its proponents heralded it as a justice revolution. What has borne out instead is an initiative riddled with problems; including […]

Sentencing council opens consultation on new guidelines

The Sentencing Council has published proposed new guidelines covering arson and criminal damage offences. The guidelines, which are now subject to a consultation, will help ensure […]

Napo members Spurrned

HMPPS Chief Executive, Michael Spurr, REJECTS, Napo’s 2017 NPS pay claim opting to “concentrate efforts” on pay reform for 2018/19. The lengthy pay talks between probation […]

Justice secretary responds to Worboys judgement

Justice secretary, David Gauke, has congratulated victims and criticised the parole board following a successful legal challenge today prevented serial rapist John Worboys from being released […]

Parole Board chair forced to resign over Warboys decision

Parole Board chair, Nick Hardwick, resigned today having been told that his “position was untenable”. The decision followed the succesful appeal by victims of serial rapist […]

Probation bosses receive a light grilling from Justice Select Committee

The Justice Select Committee continued its investigation into Transforming Rehabilitation by asking more witnesses to give evidence today. This time was the turn of: Trevor Shortt, […]

Strategy called for on treatment of women in prison

The Guardian recently published a welcome article on women in the prison estate. Entitled UK penal system designed by men for men, it focusses on the […]

Spring budget statement brings no new hope for ordinary people

Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced his spring budget on Wednesday. It is now 10 years since the Global Recession but the forecast remains a gloomy one for […]

UK’s gender pay gap one of the largest in Europe

The Labour Research Department has produced a new report on the gender pay gap – the difference between men’s and women’s hourly pay – for the […]