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Nov 26, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Why has Justice Secretary @DominicRaab announced 2,000 temporary prison places on top of new jails holding 18,000 prisoners? The answer is in a document published by @MoJGovUK which estimates the prison population in England/Wales will rise by 19,000 in just over 4 years.. 1/6 It says:"The prison population is projected to increase to 98,500 by March 2026...largely a result of the recruitment of an extra 23,400 police officers, which is
likely to increase charge volumes & therefore increase the future prison population". It's currently 79,685.... 2/6
Dec 18, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
What's on the cards for crime & justice in 2021 / Danny Shaw

2020. A year most of us would rather forget, and a year when the cracks in the criminal justice system were brutally exposed.

[Thread] Prison officer with keys in... 2/8
As #COVID19 took hold, courts closed, causing a lengthy backlog of criminal cases to extend even further; offender rehabilitation work was sharply curtailed, with prisoners locked in cells for 23 hours a day;
Oct 30, 2020 18 tweets 4 min read
THREAD: A perfect storm: why the criminal justice system is facing an existential crisis

New analysis from Crest suggests that criminal court capacity in England & Wales will need to double to stop the backlog of cases growing to an unmanageable level over the next 4 years Lady justice holding COVID-... 2/18
Based on official data, Crest’s modelling projects that current trajectories will mean:
🔵 The Crown Court backlog will quadruple from c.45.5K cases in 2019 to c.195.5K cases by 2024.