Prisons in parliament

Numeracy and literacy rates in prison under the spotlight

Prison education rehabilitation class Mark Harvey

A civilian tutor helping men in a class. Image: Mark Harvey

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 – 28 October

Scotland’s falling prison population and the play that could change Government policy

Image: live.org

An idea born behind prison bars could soon change government policy. Image: live.org

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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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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 26 October 2016

Calais children detention and food hygiene failures

More of the last fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate.

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Prisons in parliament

What is being done to address rising reoffending rates? Under scrutiny this week.

Short sentences under scrutiny. Image: Joe Gratz

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 – 21 October

Prison reforms “simply not achievable” amid “loss of control”

Credit: Guillermo Ruiz, Flickr

Credit: Guillermo Ruiz, 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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Education is critical to reduce reoffending says minister

Jo Stevens MP, talks to Prison Watch UK about the state of education in our prisons

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Prisons in Parliament – 17 October

Drones, reoffending and temporary release

... Image: Don McCullough

… Image: Don McCullough

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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 – 14 October

GPS tagging, dementia classes and drug use behind bars caught on camera

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Footage believed to have been shot on a mobile shows naked prisoners “high on spice”. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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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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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 12 Oct 2016

Home Office announces plans for new Scottish detention centre

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Our brand new Immigration Detention Dispatch brings you the key articles from the past fortnight to keep you up-to-date on British immigration detention news.

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Prisons in parliament

Recruitment to be at heart of reform says justice secretary 

The new justice secretary set out her vision for reform at the conservative party conference last week, explaining that old prisons would continue to be replaced and a recruitment drive would help make prisons safer.

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