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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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Liverpool, Winchester & Wormwood Scrubs Prisons Given Scathing Reports

Published on December 21, 2017

Three reports highlight appalling conditions at HMP Liverpool, HMP Wormwood Scrubs and HMP Winchester. Liverpool…

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Eight Jailed for Smuggling Mobile Phones into Prisons with Drones

Published on December 18, 2017

Eight people have been jailed for using drones to smuggle mobile phones, drugs and weapons…

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Rise in Violence, Drugs and Elite Squad Call-Outs Revealed

Published on December 11, 2017

Damning reports have uncovered soaring levels of violence and drug use at two prisons, while…

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