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Remand change proposals

The way defendants are held on remand in jail should be overhauled to ensure costly prison places are not being used unnecessarily, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has said.

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Remand prisoners 'treated unfairly'

We should remember that many remand prisoners go on to be acquitted or given a non-custodial sentence, but often their time in prison breaks links with their families, may have cost them their job and has certainly caused huge disruption to their lives.

– Vicki Helyar-Cardwell, director of the Criminal Justice Alliance

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