Prisons in Parliament

Answers for Medway and contraband items revealed

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Kent Police are not investigating Medway YOI after BBC Panorama. Image: BBC

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 – 15 January

Attacks on ex-soldiers and tougher rules on rehabilitation

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Rehabilitation hit the headlines twice this week with charities and prisoners voicing their concerns. Image: Matthew

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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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Seven key findings from the Shaw report on UK immigration detention

Pregnant women and torture victims at risk of violence and sexual assault

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Credit: Greens MPs, Flickr

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The Home Office has published the long-awaited independent “Shaw Review” into the treatment of vulnerable people in UK immigration detention.

It found evidence of sexual predation and human rights abuses in a largely ineffective system that jails pregnant women and torture victims.

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New Chief Inspector of Prisons announced

Peter Clarke to take over from Nick Hardwick

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Last week Justice Secretary Michael Gove announced that Peter Clarke OBE would be taking over from Nick Hardwick as Chief Inspectorate of Prisons. We have a look at Mr Hardwick’s legacy and the man chosen to fill his shoes.

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G4S staff sacked over allegations of abuse of young offenders

 The cases of two teens allegedly bullied at privately run prison

Kent Police are not investigating Medway YOI after BBC Panorama. Image: BBC

Kent Police are investigating Medway YOI after BBC Panorama. Image: BBC

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G4S has apologised for the behaviour of staff at the Medway Secure Training Centre in Rochester following a BBC Panorama undercover investigation into allegations of bullying and falsifying records.

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What you need to know about BBC’s Panorama on G4S bullying young offenders

Company’s staff accused of abusing young offenders and falsifying reports to avoid fines

Kent Police are not investigating Medway YOI after BBC Panorama. Image: BBC

Kent Police are investigating Medway YOI after BBC Panorama. Image: BBC

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G4S has been accused of abusing young offenders under its care and falsifying reports to avoid fines in a BBC Panorama undercover investigation.

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Prisons in Parliament – 11 January

Self-harm and temporary release in the spotlight this week

Home for Christmas is harder than ever. (Source, JLS Photography)

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Prisons in Parliament is back!  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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