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MINISTRY OF JUSTICE NEWS

Government pays violent convicts £43,000
Giving prisoners indeterminate sentences without rehabilitation breaches their human rights

NOMS will struggle to meet savings target
The National Offender Management Service is ''lagging behind'' in its plan to save £884m by March 2015

Restorative justice ''is a postcode lottery''
Inconsistent application means not all victims, offenders and communities benefit from the approach

Rapists and killers ''released early by SNP''
Scottish Conservatives say some of the most violent criminals are being put back on the streets

Prison inspectors face 'major obstacles' due to government IT
Ministry of Justice IT systems are 'not fit' for the largely mobile workforce at Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons

LATEST MINISTRY OF JUSTICE FEATURES

Finding a better way to deliver...
Government could rethink its view of private sector procurement, according to ministers in the light of G4S failure and the success of the military and volunteers at the Olympics. John Alford and Janine O'Flynn suggest ways to achieve better service delivery

Finding a better way to deliver public services
Government could rethink its view of private sector procurement, according to ministers Philip Hammond and Jeremy Hunt in the light of G4S failure and the success of the military and volunteers at the Olympics. John Alford and Janine O'Flynn look beyond old arguments to find multiple solutions to better service delivery

Prisons inspectorate facing a long stretchPrisons inspectorate facing a long stretch
Prisons are to face a programme of unannounced inspections but in its first corporate report HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) admits that a doubling of workload in recent years and with additional responsibilities planned its management capacity is stretched