BMA calls for more prison health powers to halt rise in inmate deaths

BMA calls for more prison health powers to halt rise in inmate deaths

Source: http://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Health-Care-News/bma-calls-for-more-prison-health-powers-to-halt-rise-in-inmate-deaths Prisons should use new powers to address poor health outcomes for inmates, the BMA argued in its submission to the Justice Select Committee report into prison reforms. The…

Truss’ big plans for prison reform have no substance behind them

Truss’ big plans for prison reform have no substance behind them

Source: http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2016/11/16/truss-big-plans-for-prison-reform-have-no-substance-behind-t By The Tartan Con Liz Truss’ white paper on prison safety was widely anticipated. We’re in the middle of a prison crisis and there was hope that the…

Bedford riot highlights appalling conditions in UK prisons

Bedford riot highlights appalling conditions in UK prisons

Source: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/11/09/pris-n09.html By John Newham and Robert Stevens 9 November 2016 More than 200 inmates at Bedford prison, southern England, rioted Sunday evening. Footage from inside the facility posted online…

Government formally announces Wellingborough Prison plans

Government formally announces Wellingborough Prison plans

Source: http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/update-government-formally-announces-wellingborough-prison-plans-1-7660585 By Stephanie Weaver The Ministry of Justice has officially announced that a new category C prison will be built on the site of the mothballed Wellingborough Prison. The…

Prisons to get ‘biggest overhaul in a generation’

Prisons to get ‘biggest overhaul in a generation’

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37854358 Prisons in England and Wales are to see their biggest overhaul in a generation, Justice Secretary Liz Truss has said. She unveiled a White Paper detailing £1.3bn investment…

Incarcerated Workers Event in London this November

Incarcerated Workers Event in London this November

Incarcerated Workers in the UK A joint event by Incarcerated Workers, London IWW and Radical Assembly South East London A talk by members of the Incarcerated Workers Organising Commitee on…

Prisons: places of harm and dehabilitation

Prisons: places of harm and dehabilitation

Important article highlighting current conditions in the British Prison System. Source: https://www.opendemocracy.net/openjustice/prisons-places-of-harm-and-dehabilitation Dr David Scott 1 November 2016 Liz Truss promises penal reform but it places profits over people and…

PROTEST the European Custody and Detention Summit, 15 November

PROTEST the European Custody and Detention Summit, 15 November

From: https://downsizingcriminaljustice.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/boycott-the-european-custody-and-detention-summit/ On the 15th and 16th of November, the European Custody and Detention Summit is taking place at The Tower of London, described by the organisers as ‘the world’s original…