Trouble in prisons at “epidemic levels”

Trouble in prisons at “epidemic levels”

Source: http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2016-03-24/trouble-in-prisons-at-epidemic-levels/ Photo: ITV News A report says trouble in North West prisons has reached “epidemic proportions”. Prison officers here have been forced to deal with 125 incidents of “concerted…

Michael Gove announces plans for ‘reform prisons’

Michael Gove announces plans for ‘reform prisons’

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/16/michael-gove-announces-plans-for-reform-prisons Justice secretary says new prisons will have more autonomy – and will get power to take over failing jails Michael Gove gives evidence to the Commons justice committee…

New jail planned for Greater Manchester

New jail planned for Greater Manchester

 Source: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/new-prison-greater-manchester-budget-11045929 A new prison could be built in Greater Manchester, the M.E.N. can reveal. The new jail is being planned as the Chancellor prepares to hand even more powers…

Part Two – Our Sisters Inside

Part Two – Our Sisters Inside

This blog post intends to explore the issues of women’s imprisonment in England, Wales and Scotland. It is written by an ex-prisoner who identifies as a woman. It is part…

Scotland has highest prison population in EU, study reveals

Scotland has highest prison population in EU, study reveals

Source: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland-has-highest-prison-population-in-eu-study-reveals-1-4053733 SCOTLAND’S prison population rate has risen by more than 10 per cent in a decade, according to a major new report. The study by the Council of Europe…

UK prison population is highest in EU, report shows

UK prison population is highest in EU, report shows

Source: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2016/03/08/uk-prison-population-is-highest-in-eu-report-shows/ The UK has the highest prison population in the European Union, according to a major new report. There were a total of 95,248 people behind bars in the…

Gove: I can reform prisons without cutting inmate numbers

Gove: I can reform prisons without cutting inmate numbers

Another article highlighting how the British Government have no intention of reducing the number of people in prison. Source: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/01/gove-prison-reform-reducing-inmate-numbers Justice secretary says his programme can work without reducing prisoner…