Yes, £860 per week really is the cost of residential care at the present time – and that’s only for accommodation! Of course with staff rightly being given the living wage (or the London living wage), the costs will go up.  We are told that this – combined with a decrease in staff – may see the standard …
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I caught the back end of Crime Watch on BBC1 the other night, namely the bit that shows a gallery of faces of people they want to contact. I was absolutely horrified.  There were men wanted for murder, rape, and serious assault – dangerous “do not approach” people. Why was the call put out? Because these …
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Older People and Prison

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Jon Pushkin in Prison - (0 Comments)

The number of over-60s behind bars has jumped 20 per cent in four years. The oldest man in prison in England and Wales was 92 as of last year and the oldest woman, 78. No one is really clear why this is happening but tougher sentencing is one factor and there is also what might …
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