Doncaster Prison ‘certainly cannot be allowed to get any worse’

Prisoners too frightened to leave their cells

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HMP Doncaster: “This report describes a very poor prison”

 

The Serco-run HMP Doncaster has come under heavy fire in the latest HMP Inspectorate of Prisons report. Too many prisoners reported feeling unsafe and were at risk of violence or self-harm.

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Prisons in the press – 24 March

Prison attacks filmed on mobile phones and escape tools delivered by drone

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Drones attempted to drop bolt cutters to would-be escapees. Image: Leo Reynolds

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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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Here’s what has happened to education in UK prisons in the past 5 years

Has the “rehabilitation revolution” stalled?

Source: Martyna Starosta on Vimeo

Source: Martyna Starosta on Vimeo

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The “rehabilitation revolution”  promised by former Justice Secretary Chris Grayling in November 2012 has yet to materialise.  This is especially true when it comes to a key pillar of rehab: education.  Read the rest of this entry »


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Up up up Holloway!

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HMP Holloway to close this summer. Source: Islington Gazette

 

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Prisons in the press – 18 March

Reform, radicalisation and rotor blades

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Gove at this year’s Conservative party conference. Photo: The Conservative Party

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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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Lords vote in favour of 28 day immigration detention time limit

Peers defy ministers in voting for time limit in Immigration Bill

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The House of Lords. Image: UK Parliament/Flickr

 

Ground-breaking vote

The House of Lords on Tuesday voted by 187 to 170 to introduce a statutory 28-day time limit to UK immigration detention.

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Teen inmates at Cookham Wood YOI lose out on 10 hours of education a week

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At Rainsbrook inmates get 17 hours out of the 27 minimum requirement. Source: Daryl Mitchell.

 

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 – 11 March

Soaring prison populations and the inmate who goes to jail to de-stress

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Some time behind bars is just what the doctor ordered… Image: Amanda Tipton

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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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Reducing prison population only way to reduce ‘shameful’ death rates, urge campaigners

Same mistakes being made across policing and prison system, Inquest director says

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Mentally ill people are four times more likely to die after being subjected to police force, the police watchdog found this week.

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Deaths, self-harm and assaults, what is being done to tackle rising levels of violence?

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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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