Outstanding contribution to education in prison: the awards

Recognising those across the prison estate who have gone the extra mile 

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Prisoner Learning Alliance awards. Photo Laurynas Taunys

The second annual Prisoner Learning Alliance awards recognises teachers, officers, librarians, peer mentors and others within the prison estate who have made outstanding contributions to their prisons and the education of the people within them.

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Prisons in the press – 30 Sept 2016

Easier to get drugs than clothes or bedding in English prison

Source: Chris Grey on Flickr

Source: Chris Grey on Flickr

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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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HMP Bedford condemned in latest Chief Inspector of Prisons report

Easier for prisoners to get drugs than clothes and bed sheets in Bedford Prison

Category B HMP Bedford Prison. Image: LawPages

Category B and resettlement HMP Bedford Prison. Image: LawPages

HMP Bedford condemned for rising rates of suicide, violence and “easy access” to illegal drugs in latest Chief Inspector of Prisons report

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Prisons in Parliament

Greater autonomy for prison governors needed says minister

Education to tackle reoffending. Source: Alamosbasement

Prisons in Parliament brings you up-to-date on the last week of politics and prisons. What’s been said? And by whom? Get it all here. 

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What’s in store for Wandsworth?

Tattoo Parlour for prison: Governor outlines radical reform agenda

 

Wandsworth prison in London

Source: Maureen Barlin on Flickr

Ian Bickers has an unusual amount of autonomy for a prison Governor. Here’s how he intends to use it.

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Prisons in the press – 23 September

Prison violence at a “wholly unacceptable level” and the fashion labels that are reforming lives

Image: Ryan Carver

A UK organisation selling embroidery is transforming rehabilitation. Image: Ryan Carver

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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Prisons in Parliament – 19 September

‘Terrible’ safety in prison comes under fire

Bob Neill MP Bromley and Chislehurst

Disappointed: Bob Neill MP. Photograph: Department for Communities and Local Government

Prisons in Parliament brings you up-to-date on the last week of politics and prisons. What’s been said? And by whom? Get it all here. 

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Prisons in the press – 16 September

Suicide prevention and prisoner rehabilitation top this week’s agenda

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

Transfers of prisoners to mental health hospitals have increased by 20 per cent. Image: Global Panorama

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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Government should urgently review education for young people in prison says charity

Juvenile prisoners face obstacles to learning

... Image: George Redgrave

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The Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) urged the government to move forward with reform of the youth justice system, after the charity found that young people continue to face significant obstacles to learning while in custody.

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Liveblog: Understanding and preventing suicide and self-harm in prison

Highlights from the 2016 autumn suicide prevention conference at Cambridge University

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Gonville and Caius College: Practitioners share strategies at Cambridge University to prevent suicide in prison. Photograph: Victoria Seabrook

Ways to prevent suicide in prison will be discussed by practitioners and experts at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, on 13 September. Follow us here for live updates.
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