Extreme Weather Causes ‘Unbearable’ Conditions in Prison

Published on March 12, 2018

The recent cold weather system dubbed ‘the Beast from the East’ brought freezing conditions to…

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Prison Officers Crack Down on Illegal Mobile Phones

Published on March 5, 2018

2018 has already seen a string of convictions for illegal possession of mobile phones in…

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How Many Transgender Prisoners are there in England and Wales?

Published on February 24, 2018

There are currently around 70 transgender prisoners in 70 of the 133 jails in England…

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What is the Prison Population of England and Wales?

Published on February 14, 2018

England and Wales’ prison population currently stands at 84,511. The number of people behind bars…

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What Is the Probation Service?

Published on February 5, 2018

The Probation Service helps to keep communities safe by working with offenders when they are…

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New Prisons Minister Rory Stewart Vows to Improve Jails

Published on January 29, 2018

Rory Stewart has only been the prisons minister for a couple of weeks, but he’s…

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Can Prisoners in the UK Vote?

Published on January 24, 2018

Some of prisoners’ human rights are protected by law, including the right to life and…

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How Long is a Life Sentence in the UK?

Published on January 14, 2018

Courts must give anyone found guilty of murder a life sentence. But murder isn’t the…

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Who is the New Justice Secretary?

Published on January 10, 2018

Theresa May started 2018 with a reshuffle of several top positions. After six months as…

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What Happened in the Prison System in 2017?

Published on December 30, 2017

2017 has been a challenging year for the prison system. A series of reports highlighted…

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