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…

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…

Women given TENTS when released from prison with nowhere to go

Women given TENTS when released from prison with nowhere to go

 Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/women-given-tents-released-prison-7742979 PA A cell in the new HMP Bronzefield in Ashford Middlesex Women have been given tents when they were released from prison with nowhere to go, a watchdog…

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…

G4S to sell controversial youth jail contracts

G4S to sell controversial youth jail contracts

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/feb/26/g4s-to-sell-controversial-youth-jail-contracts Private security firm to sell children’s services businesses, including Medway facility at centre of alleged abuse G4S has run the Medway secure training centre since it opened in…

Shabby, overcrowded, violent and grim: life in Leicester Prison

Shabby, overcrowded, violent and grim: life in Leicester Prison

Source: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Life-Leicester-Prison/story-28746345-detail/story.html Inmates at Leicester prison find it easier to get their hands on drugs and alcohol than basic toiletries and a change of clothes, according to a stinging inspection…

Attacks on prison staff reach highest level in at least 10 years

Attacks on prison staff reach highest level in at least 10 years

Source: https://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/attacks-on-prison-staff-reach-highest-level-in-at-least-10-years-11364036701786 Attacks on prison staff are at their highest level for at least a decade amid soaring levels of violence in jails, new figures reveal. Attacks on prison staff…

Prisoner stages rooftop protest at HMP Pentonville

Prisoner stages rooftop protest at HMP Pentonville

Source: http://www.camdennewjournal.com/prisonview POLICE negotiators were scrambled to Pentonville prison today (Wednesday) after an inmate climbed on to a roof and began screaming complaints about conditions inside the jail. I watched…