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‘Tragedy is Inevitable Unless Young Offender Institutions Improve’

Published on July 25, 2017

A “mass brawl” broke out at a young offender institution, HMP Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire last week, resulting…

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Prisoners Given Keys to Their Cells

Published on July 17, 2017

England and Wales now have the highest imprisonment rate in western Europe. As the prison…

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13,000 Phones and 225kg of Drugs Found in Prisons

Published on July 10, 2017

The prisons minister has called the state of the UK’s jails “unacceptable” following the revelation…

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Government Urged to Reduce Prison Population After Damning Reports

Published on July 3, 2017

The Government has been urged to take bold action to reduce the prison population, following…

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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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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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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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