Prisons in the press – 29 January

Inmates smash through cell walls and enjoy mini-all-inclusive holidays in jail 

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

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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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More key findings from the Shaw Review into UK immigration detention

Sexual abuse, low pay and poor transportation 

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The “Shaw Review” into the treatment of vulnerable people in UK immigration detention was published this month. Conducted by former Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Steven Shaw, the review provides sweeping and in-depth coverage of the system.

We have already written two articles about it here and here. Now we look at four more key findings.

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Prisons in Parliament

“In 1970 we faced a prisons crisis; today we face a prisons scandal”

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It’s time to rethink our prisons. Image: Pentonville Prison, Getty images

Prisons in Parliament keeping you up-to-date on the last week of politics and prisons. What has been said and by whom? Find out here…

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Prisons in the press – 22 January

Prison officers sacked, legal highs and Dave the Minion in this week’s news

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Prison guards scolded for using nicknames to describe prisoners. Image: Marek Kubica

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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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Solitary confinement in the UK in the words of prisoners and staff

Descriptions of the system from the inside 

Credit: Prison Reform Trust

Credit: Prison Reform Trust

 

We did a post a couple of weeks ago about the solitary confinement of prisoners in Britain. We wrote about the damage to both their physical and mental health caused by long periods in segregation units and Close Supervision Centres (CSC).

But now prisoners and staff tell the story in their own words.

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Shaw Review on UK immigration detention: four more key findings

Report finds severely mentally ill are dumped in solitary confinement

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Last week the “Shaw Review” into the UK’s treatment of vulnerable people in immigration detention was released. At 350 pages, the report is one of the largest ever reviews into the UK immigration detention system. We continue our ongoing coverage of the report with four more key findings.

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Gender and the pains of long life imprisonment

Research by University of Cambridge: Dr Serena Wright, Dr Ben Crewe & Dr Susie Hulley

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The Cambridge team: Dr Serena Wright, Dr Ben Crew, Dr Susie Hulley

 

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