Happy Christmas from the Prison Watch UK team

We’ll be back in the New Year

Merry Christmas

Source: Carol Pyles on Flickr

Happy Christmas! The team at Prison Watch will be back in 2017, shining a light on British prisons.

In the meantime, read one mans experience of spending Christmas in prison, here.


Prisons in the press – 23 December

After the Birmingham prison riots and HMP Bristol’s Christmas dinner

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Image: Ian Turk Christmas Pudding

Image: Ian Turk Christmas Pudding

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 – 21 December 2016

Second death in detention in one week, as three quarters of detained people lack legal aid

Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate

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Prisons in parliament

Outcomes for children in custody not good enough admits Truss

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Prisoner 101115. Under 25s entrant to the 2015 Koestler exhibition

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Prisons in the press – 16 December

Dangerous private prisons and the jail that will soon be student digs

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A famous cell key goes up for sale. Image: Ke Dickson

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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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Overcrowding and staff shortages at HMP Cardiff 

Prisoners can spend up to 27 hours in cell without clean clothes and bedding report finds

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Prison cell at HMP Cardiff where men can spend up to 27 hours at a time. Image HM Inspectorate report

Holding 770 male adult prisoners, HMP Cardiff was originally designed for 539 men. Amid overcrowding and understaffing, the latest inspection report found cells in a poor state, increasing availability of drugs and rising violence.

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Prisons in Parliament – 12 Dec

Prison reform, detached duty and young & transgender prisoners 

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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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