Has the Government Abandoned Prison Reform?

Published on June 28, 2017

Prison reform was not mentioned in the Queen’s Speech, leaving doubt over whether the government…

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Conviction of Inmate Caught with Mobiles Highlights Need for Safe, Affordable Phone Access

Published on June 19, 2017

The conviction of a prisoner who was caught with three mobile phones highlights the need…

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What Does the Hung Parliament Mean for the Prison System?

Published on June 15, 2017

Almost no one saw the results of last week’s election coming. Far from increasing her…

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HMP Wandsworth

Wandsworth Prison Loses ‘Reform’ Status

Published on June 5, 2017

The withdrawal of Wandsworth Prison’s Reform status puts one of the government’s key schemes to…

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Human rights and Barbwire concept

Treatment of Young Offenders Branded ‘Inhuman and Degrading’

Published on May 22, 2017

Young offenders in the UK are regularly subjected to “inhuman and degrading treatment”, according to…

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Is Banning Smoking in Prisons a Good Idea?

Published on May 15, 2017

Smoking in prisons is expected to have been banned by the end of this summer….

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Inmates Film Brutal ‘Fight Clubs’ with Smuggled Phones

Published on May 8, 2017

Inmates are filming brutal ‘fight clubs’ following a surge in the flow of illegal phones…

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Royal Couts of justice

Cuts to Legal Aid for Prisoners Ruled Unlawful

Published on May 1, 2017

Cuts to legal aid for prisoners have been ruled unlawful, following a battle between campaigners…

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Government Vows to Put Prison Drone Smugglers Behind Bars

Published on April 24, 2017

A specialist squad has been formed to crack down on criminals who use drones to…

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‘Grave Concerns’ About Inmates at Prison Where Five Men Died in Four Months

Published on April 18, 2017

A coroner has expressed “grave concerns” about the welfare of inmates at a prison where…

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