Teenager killed himself in prison after getting deportation letter

Teenager killed himself in prison after getting deportation letter

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/28/teenager-killed-himself-in-prison-after-getting-deportation-letter Ondrej Suha was found hanged in his cell after reading that he could be sent back to Slovakia, which he left at age of four Helen Pidd North…

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…

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…

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…

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…

One Hundred Babies Locked Up In UK Prisons

One Hundred Babies Locked Up In UK Prisons

Source: http://news.sky.com/story/1637400/one-hundred-babies-locked-up-in-uk-prisons One hundred babies spent time living in prison last year, statistics show. The figures have prompted David Cameron to demand a review of how to deal with new…

Female prisoners more likely to self-harm than male counterparts

Female prisoners more likely to self-harm than male counterparts

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2016/jan/29/female-prisoners-more-likely-self-harm-statistics New statistics reveal the challenges women face in criminal justice system HMP Holloway. The proportion of women in prisons has decreased since the beginning of the 20th century….

Five suicides among 16 prison deaths in North East, figures show

Five suicides among 16 prison deaths in North East, figures show

Source: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/local-news/five-suicides-among-16-prison-deaths-in-north-east-figures-show-1-7702574 Five people took their own lives in prisons in the North East during 2015 as the suicide rate behind bars remained at an ‘alarmingly high level,’ new figures…

New Year’s Eve Brixton Prison demo pics

New Year’s Eve Brixton Prison demo pics

On New Year’s Eve several dozen people went to Brixton prison at midnight to greet those caged there with music, fireworks and shouts for freedom. They gathered at the back…

Twelve inmates moved after Winchester Prison riot

Twelve inmates moved after Winchester Prison riot

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-35109748 Twelve inmates have been moved from Winchester Prison, following a riot which left six prison staff injured. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said about 20 prisoners were involved…

Self-Harm: the Unseen Prison Epidemic

Self-Harm: the Unseen Prison Epidemic

By Alex Cavendish Source: http://prisonuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/self-harm-unseen-prison-epidemic.html The rising number of prisoners who commit suicide whilst in custody in our prisons tends to be making the news headlines at the moment. The…

Event: Sites of Confinement

Event: Sites of Confinement

Find information on the upcoming European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control event below: Sites of Confinement II: Problematising Prisons 30th October 2014, 2-6pm, Room G17 John…