Prisons in Parliament

Prisoner drug testing and prison governor training

Widespread drug testing in prisons planned in April: Image, Jason Cope

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 – 26 February

Drones, drugs and the d’Urbervilles… 

... Image: George Bayntun

Could the bones found in Dorchester’s former prison be that of the girl who inspired Thomas Hardy? Image: George Bayntun

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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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Joint enterprise: what happens after Supreme Court’s historic ruling?

Prisoners can now appeal murder sentences 

The UK Supreme Court. Source: Wikimedia Commons

The UK Supreme Court. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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The law on joint enterprise has been misapplied for the past 30 years, the Supreme Court ruled last week, meaning some prisoners could now lodge appeals. The BBC called it a “moment of genuine legal history”.

There has been much speculation since that hundreds of prisoners convicted using the law will now be released. But is that what will really happen?

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Home Office refuses to publish internal analysis of immigration detention system

Home Office will not release detention review findings, minister confirms

 

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Image: Live4Soccer(L4S), Flickr

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Evasive answers

A Conservative Minister has confirmed that the Home Office will not publish the findings of its upcoming review into the purposes of the UK immigration detention system.

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Prisons in Parliament

Suspended sentencing: The stats unlocked

Suspended. Image: Andy Piper

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 – 19 February

Prisoners locked out of jail and couples line up to tie the knot behind bars 

... Image: Alexandre Dulaunoy

How a cigarette break led two prisoners to freedom. Image: Alexandre Dulaunoy

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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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Leicester prisoners left unaccounted for: The “chaos” of overcrowding

Drugs and violence rife amid deteriorating conditions

“Too many prisoners felt unsafe”: Photo Isriya Paireepairit

 

Prison staff did not always know where inmates were in violent, overcrowded prison, a damning report has revealed.

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