Prisons in Parliament

HMP Kennet next to close announces Gove 

HMP Kennet to close. Image: Liverpool Echo

 

HMP Kennet, Merseyside, is the next “ageing and ineffective” prison to face to axe, Michael Gove announced last week.

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Prisons in the Press – 27 May

Radicalisation, prison closures and guards under pressure

A ground breaking prosecution for musical inmates this week. Image: Global Panorama

Image: Global Panorama

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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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Grendon and Cambridge students challenge the status quo

Broadening horizons and raising expectations by Learning Together

Cambridge university library. Chrisgel Ryan Cruz

“I no longer feel like someone with nothing to offer. I now know that I too can change the world, or maybe just contribute to the community on the weekends”

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Immigration detainees banned from Facebook and Twitter

Social media grouped with porn and gambling 

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Credit: M3Li55@/Flickr

 

The Home Office has come under fire from campaigners for banning social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter in its immigration detention centres.

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Prisons in Parliament

The Queen’s speech: reform proposals unlocked

The Queen’s speech. (No. 10, 2010)

 

Prison reform was at the heart of the Queen’s speech last week. Prisons in Parliament brings you up-to-date with all the key debates and the highlights you missed.

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Prisons in the press – 20 May

Reforms, reviews and embarrassing cardboard cut-outs

The "silly" cardboard cut-outs appeared at HMP Chelmsford. Image: Ambernectar 13

The “silly” cardboard cut-outs appeared at HMP Chelmsford. Image: Ambernectar 13

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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How to prevent suicide in prison and beyond

Highlights from the 2016 suicide prevention roundtable with Cambridge University

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Harm: suicide rates are still on the rise. Photograph: premasagar via flickr

 

The Prison Watch UK team were live at HMP Altcourse today at the 2016 suicide prevention roundtable. We bring you the highlights…
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