A leading barrister has said a “crisis” in Norfolk’s courts is “undermining the credibility of witnesses” as waiting times for justice soar across the county.
A 32-year-old inmate has been charged following multiple attacks on staff at three prisons.
All three of the county’s prisons remain overcrowded as a report from HMP Bure has said doubling up of prisoners in cells poses a “serious risk”.
Funding for legal aid providers in the region has been cut by almost half in six years amid warnings the support network for vulnerable people has been “decimated”.
Vulnerable people appealing decisions over disability benefits are being left in limbo for months waiting for their hearings.
The rewarding work of rehabilitating some of the most dangerous men in our county is what kept prison officer Michael Best in his job for nearly three decades.
A prisoner who was the victim of an attempted beheading by an extremist in a Norfolk jail has described the horror of the attack for the first time.
A children’s charity has criticised the Government after it appeared to go back on plans to change the law which would protect teenagers from adults working in positions of trust.
A Norfolk MP has claimed one of the county’s prison is having issues with drones being used illegally and without permission.
Cells unfit for habitation, blocked toilets and a failure to maintain basic facilities – these are among the discoveries made at prisons serviced by failed company Carillion.
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