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Issue No. 2421

No home or job for prisoners

Just 16 percent of prisoners have both a place to live and a job or training placement on being released.

Prison inspectors monitored 80 recently released prisoners. The few with jobs had mainly arranged them through previous employers, family or friends.

Demo calls for benefit justice

Around 50 people protested in Leeds city centre as part of a national benefit justice day of action on Thursday of last week. 

Stalls displayed testimonies from people affected by the bedroom tax, benefit sanctions and workfare.

No action over false arrests

The Metropolitan Police will take “no further action” against officers who falsely charged two students with assault in 2011. 

The judge at the time said the case against Ashok Kumar and Simon Behrman was “blown out of the water” by video footage of the protest.

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Tue 16 Sep 2014, 18:01 BST
Issue No. 2421
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