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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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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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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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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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Prisoner Debt, Bullying & Violence Exposed at HMP Hewell

Published on January 19, 2017

Levels of violence at HMP Hewell remain unacceptably high, according to a new report. There…

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Prison Budget Cuts – The Actual Statistics

Published on November 14, 2016

We hear a lot about the grim state of UK prisons. The media is filled…

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Is Education the Answer for Prison Inmates?

Published on October 6, 2016

In 2015, Michael Gove (then Minister for Justice) issued a statement on the government website,…

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Are Gove’s Prison Reform Plans Under Threat?

Published on September 15, 2016

New Justice Secretary Liz Truss recently sparked dismay – after announcing that she would not…

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Is Rehabilitation the Answer for UK Prisons?

Published on September 5, 2016

Is Rehabilitation the Answer for UK Prisons? The treatment of inmates whilst in prison is…

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Gove Out, Truss in – What are the Implications for UK Prisons?

Published on July 15, 2016 Gove Out, Truss in – What are the Implications for UK Prisons? On the 14th... Read More