Three suicides last year at Eastwood Park women’s prison near Bristol Road

Three suicides last year at Eastwood Park women’s prison near Bristol Road

Source: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/three-suicides-last-year-at-eastwood-park-women-s-prison-near-bristol/story-30191727-detail/story.html Three inmates at a women’s prison near Bristol took their own lives last year, Government inspectors have reported. Eastwood Park near Wotton-under-Edge has seen the number of inmates…

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…

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…

Podcast: Is Greater Manchester set for a ‘mega-jail’?

Source: http://www.mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/300176422-listen-greater-manchester-set-%E2%80%98mega-jail%E2%80%99 Is Greater Manchester on the verge of building a ‘mega-prison’? Following initial plans made by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority in July of last year to potentially build…

Deaths double in Midland prisons

Deaths double in Midland prisons

Source: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2017/01/28/prison-deaths-double-in-midland-jails/ The number of deaths in prisons across the West Midlands and Staffordshire has more than doubled, new figures show. A total of 23 inmates lost their lives inside…

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…

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