Short prison sentences do not work, says justice secretary

David Gauke says he wants prison population to come down, with alternatives to short spells in jail for least serious offenders Short prison sentences of less than 12 months do not rehabilitate prisoners and should be a last resort, the justice secretary has said, adding that the UK is now holding too many people in jail. Read More

Harvey Weinstein's arrest explained: the charges and what's next

The movie mogul could spent up to 25 years in prison, and officials have said they may add to the charges The disgraced movie mogul is charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct for cases involving two women, according to the New York police department. Read More

Harvey Weinstein: the remarkable downfall of Hollywood's biggest mogul

The world was watching Weinstein’s surrender, handcuffed ‘perp walk’ and quiet exit from a New York courthouse on bail As Harvey Weinstein stood in court listening to prosecutors outline the charges against him Friday, the formerly powerful film producer mostly stood with his mouth open and his eyes low. Read More

Our mentally ill daughter was left to die | Letters

Our daughter was sent to a brutal, chaotic and uncaring place 200 miles from home, writes one parent, while Keir Harding writes about how fear and neglect can prompt aggression in sufferersWe were absolutely horrified to read about the emergency mental health response in the Bradford area (70 years of the NHS, 23 May) and the claim that there have…

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