Prisons in Parliament

Public prison service called to bail out private prisons in times of crisis

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Response to indiscipline. Photo: minoru karamatsu(柄松 稔)

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 Parliament

Fire fire! Highest number of fire-related incidents at privately owned prisons

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Serco owned HMP Thameside had the most fires in 2016. Image: Serco

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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Prison staff under strain

Unprecedented rise in treatment for work related trauma

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Prison Officer’s planned industrial action. Image: Getty images, Cate Gillon

Spending on therapy for prison staff increased nearly ten-fold in the last two years, a parliamentary question has revealed.

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Prisons in Parliament

Government to learn lessons from rising tide of suicides, by spending less investigating them 

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Exeter prison. Home to the highest number of deaths in 2015. Image source: Bazzadarambler

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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Foreign National Offenders should be sent home at earliest chance says Justice Minister

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Immigration Detention. Koestler exhibition 2015

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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“We must ask whether prison is the right place for some of those who offend”

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WTF by a prisoner called Peter at HMP Dovegate. Source: Prison Watch UK

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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Spending on therapy for prison staff ten times higher than in 2014

Therapy for prison staff on the rise. Image: Bgrimmni

Spending on therapy for prison staff has increased ten fold since 2014, an answer to a parliamentary question revealed last week. In 2014 the National Offender Management Service spent £22,131 on psychological therapies for work related trauma, this rose to £199,690 in 2016.