Reclaiming Holloway Homes

Reclaiming Holloway Homes

Source: http://www.redpepper.org.uk/reclaiming-holloway-homes/ The government is closing old, inner-city jails. Rebecca Roberts looks at what happens next As 2016 drew to a close, activists and former prisoners gathered outside prisons across the…

UK prisons ‘holding child inmates in solitary confinement against UN torture rules’

UK prisons ‘holding child inmates in solitary confinement against UN torture rules’

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-prisons-child-inmates-solitary-confinement-un-torture-rules-young-offenders-institutes-break-jail-a7591781.html Exclusive: Investigation exposes serious allegations of international human rights breaches at young offenders institutions in the UK British prisons are holding child inmates in solitary confinement in an alleged breach…

Liz Truss rejects calls to cut sentences to reduce prison population

Liz Truss rejects calls to cut sentences to reduce prison population

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/13/liz-truss-rejects-calls-to-cut-sentences-to-reduce-prison-population Justice secretary calls for early intervention and community penalties as some crimes see 140% increase in custodial sentences The justice secretary, Liz Truss, is to reject making deep…

Trans prisoner solidarity noise demo at HMP Doncaster

Trans prisoner solidarity noise demo at HMP Doncaster

Source: http://www.cape-campaign.org/trans-prisoner-solidarity-noise-demo-at-hmp-doncaster/ Over 70 people headed to HMP Doncaster last month to mark the International Day of Solidarity With Trans Prisoners with a demonstration in solidarity with Jenny Swift, who took…

Why there is such an enormous demand for drugs in British prisons

Source: http://theconversation.com/why-there-is-such-an-enormous-demand-for-drugs-in-british-prisons-73004 The BBC’s Panorama documentary on HMP Northumberland recently put the problem of drug taking in prisons firmly under the spotlight. The terrible harms that psychoactive drugs create for…

Prisoner dies after ‘drug overdose’ at HMP Forest Bank in Salford

Prisoner dies after ‘drug overdose’ at HMP Forest Bank in Salford

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/30/hmp-forest-bank-prisoner-dies-suspected-drug-overdose-spice-greater-manchester Death at prison which was under pressure to tackle use of new psychoactive substances is 16th in England and Wales in a month. A prisoner has died after…