Maghaberry houses about 1,000 prisoners, some of them on remand. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

A damning report published on Thursday has found that the high-security Maghaberry prison in Co Antrim is in “crisis” and is “unsafe and unstable” for(...)

The Criminal Justice Inspectorate has claimed that domestic violence detection rates by the PSNI have dropped, meaning fewer perpetrators are being brought before the courts. Photograph: PA

Police in Northern Ireland are failing to tackle rising levels of domestic violence, a report has found.Even though there was a 10 per cent increase i(...)

Women prisoners in Northern Ireland are being strip-searched far too often, a damning new inspection report has found. File photograph: The Irish Times

Women prisoners in Northern Ireland are being strip-searched far too often, a damning new inspection report has found.The Criminal Justice Inspectora(...)

Stormont Minister for Justice David Ford said the Probation Board and its staff made a significant contribution towards making Northern Ireland safer. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Probation services in Northern Ireland are outperforming many of those operating elsewhere in the UK, inspectors have found. The standard(...)