Police in Durham, UK to use AI in Custodial Decisions

Durham Constabulary in the UK are about to launch a new tool using Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will allow them to predict whether arrested criminals will go on to re-offend if released on bail, with up to 98 per cent accuracy, helping them to decide whether to remand or release suspects.  The AI system,  known … More Police in Durham, UK to use AI in Custodial Decisions

UK – Dangerous extremists to be separated from mainstream prison population

The UK Ministry of Justice announced today, that three separation centres are being created and will form part of the wider government strategy to tackle extremism in prisons. Dangerous extremists will be separated from the mainstream prison population and placed into specialist centres, under new rules published today (21 April 2017) by Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah. … More UK – Dangerous extremists to be separated from mainstream prison population

UK Justice Secretary announces plans to create 5,000 modern prison places

Plans underway for 4 new prisons in Yorkshire, Wigan, Rochester and Port Talbot. New builds to create up to 2,000 construction jobs and generate millions of pounds to British economy Builds on the government’s commitment to create up to 10,000 modern places, aimed at reducing overcrowding and creating the right conditions for reform. Justice Secretary Elizabeth … More UK Justice Secretary announces plans to create 5,000 modern prison places

Justice Secretary calls time on failing prisons in white paper to help cut crime and protect society

November 2016 – London, UK – Justice Secretary embarks on a major shake-up of prisons to help cut £15bn cost of re-offending. More than £100m annually to strengthen the front-line with 2,500 more prison officers Rigorous new standards to get prisoners off drugs and into work Prisoners to be tested for drug use on entry … More Justice Secretary calls time on failing prisons in white paper to help cut crime and protect society