Ministers Told to ‘Be Brave and Reduce Prison Population’

Published on October 16, 2017

The Prison Governors Association president ended her recent speech with the words, “Winston Churchill once…

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HMP Dovegate Plagued by Violence, Drugs and Self-Harm

Published on October 10, 2017

High levels of violence, self-harm and drug use continue to plague a Staffordshire prison, according…

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Inmates at Yorkshire Jail Receive Letters Soaked in Drugs

Published on October 2, 2017

Staff at a Yorkshire jail are photocopying letters before handing them to inmates, in case…

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‘Release Sick and Elderly Inmates to Free Up Cells’ Says Report

Published on September 25, 2017

Sick and elderly and sick inmates should be released from prison to free up cells,…

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Young Black People Nine Times More Likely to be Jailed

Published on September 18, 2017

Young black people are far more likely to be jailed than young white people, according…

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Summer Surge in Jail Population Adds to Strain on Prison Service

Published on September 11, 2017

Summer has seen an unforeseen surge in the prison population, with the number of inmates…

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Prison Rules Punish Children, Says Barnardo’s

Published on September 4, 2017

Prison rules have created barriers between children and their fathers, according to Barnardo’s. The charity…

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Bristol Prison Takes Bold Action to Stamp Out Mobile Phones

Published on August 28, 2017

Bristol Prison is taking bold action to crack down on the illegal use of mobile…

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Violence in Prisons Hits Record High

Published on August 21, 2017

Violence in prisons has hit a record high, according to figures released by the Ministry…

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Justice Secretary Under Pressure to Reform Prisons

Published on August 16, 2017

Justice secretary David Lidington is under pressure to take urgent action to improve the prison…

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