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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‘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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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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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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Extremist Caught with Mobile Phone in Liverpool Prison

Published on August 7, 2017

An extremist has been caught with a mobile phone which he was allegedly using to…

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Damning Report on Staffordshire Prison Sparks Claims of ‘National Emergency’

Published on March 20, 2017

Inmates at a Staffordshire prison are living in “squalid” conditions, according to a new report….

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Labour Peer Allegedly Claims ‘Inmates Should be Allowed Mobile Phones’

Published on March 7, 2017

A Labour peer’s alleged comment that inmates should be allowed mobile phones in jail has…

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Overcrowding & Understaffing Blamed for Record Number of Prison Suicides

Published on February 20, 2017

  Overcrowding and understaffing have been blamed for the escalating number of suicides in prisons,…

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Senior Politicians Urge Government to Halve Prison Population

Published on January 5, 2017

A former deputy prime minister and two former home secretaries have called on the Government…

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Study Shows Giving Drugs to Ex-Inmates Reduces Rate of Reoffending

Published on December 5, 2016

Rates of reoffending in the UK remain worryingly high. At present, around a quarter of…

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