Prisons in the press – 28 August

High risk prisoners and hot plate hamsters hit the headlines this week

A hotplate hamster: this week a comprehensive guide to prison slang. Photo source, Hannah Gilbert, Flickr

Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.

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Prisons in the press- 21st August

Life from the inside online: beats behind bars and a penthouse prison.C

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Prisoners hit the headlines this week after uploading gloating selfies and homemade music videos from inside their cells. Image: Eric Constantineau

Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.

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Prisons in the press – 14th August

Slammer sold as student digs and a busy week for the Chief Inspector of prisons   .

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Liverpool’s Bridewell Prison soon to house students. Image: Bridewell by Charlie Dave

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Comment: the prison system is in a worse state now than at any time I’ve known it

Eric Allison, long time Guardian prisons correspondent and former prisoner, writes first fortnightly column for Prison Watch UK

Eric Allison Prison Watch UK

Eric Allison joins Prison Watch UK to deliver fortnightly column. Photo: Karolina Webb.

When I first entered prison as an adult, in the mid 1960s, the conditions and practices I encountered were grim – to put it mildly. There was no in-cell sanitation and prisoners had to urinate and defecate in plastic chamber pots Read the rest of this entry »


Prison: The economic case for rehabilitation

Ever wondered how much it would cost to go to prison? We’ve done the maths for you 

How much does a place in prison cost? Source: Flickr, 1Slecta

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The average annual cost of a prison place is £36,237, that might seem pretty steep but it’s actually falling. The cost to the taxpayer, however, is increasing year on year.

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Prisons in Parliament – 10 August 2015

Tory MP’s questions show he is no supporter of prisoners 

Philip Davies, Conservative MP for Shipley

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It’s been a quiet week for prisons in Parliament, so we’re taking the opportunity to tell you about significant events or occurrences from the past. Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, frequently asks questions about prisons in Parliament, most of them with a heavy conservative perspective. Read the rest of this entry »


Prisons in the press – 7th August

Security stepped up online and drones drop drugs into prisons   

Prison services crack down on inmates’ use of social media whilst guards face the new threat posed by drones. Image: Kate Ter Haar

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Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.

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