What happened to the rehabilitation revolution?
Published: Sep 2017
The report announces a 10-point plan which the CSJ promises will not only resuscitate the Rehabilitation Revolution but will potentially save £246 million per year. Here are the ten points:
- Defining in law the statutory purposes of imprisonment.
- Introducing a requirement for judicial monitoring by the sentencing court to review whether the custodial sentence might require
modification in the interests of the public.
- Addressing the problem of the 3,200 or so tariff-expired IPP prisoners.
- The introduction of Problem Solving Courts.
- Judicial supervision of recalls to prison.
- Application for early release or executive release.
- Enabling the judiciary to deem previous convictions as spent, facilitating sustainable employment for those successful in their rehabilitation.
- Improving the numbers, training, status, pay and conditions of prison officers focusing their work on rehabilitation “on both sides of the wall”.
- Only joint working between Probation and sentencers will achieve the intended transformation and deliver effective supervision.
- Enabling sentencers to play a full role in enabling desistance.