Prisons in parliament – 14 November 2016

Prison violence increases – but will magistrates’ powers?

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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‘Brave’ woman shares struggle with abusive partner and prison before starting life afresh

A domestic abuse survivor has spoken of her struggle through a controlling relationship, prison and how she’s breaking a vicious circle

Sanctuary: the Nelstn Trust Women's Centre in Gloucester offers a safe space for women to spend time with each other

Sanctuary: the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester offers a safe space for women to spend time with each other

All of my problems started when I met this guy,” said Linda*, of her partner whom she met when she was 25 years-old. “This is when it slowly it started.”

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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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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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Watching Glory Die – theatre review

When journalists are all but banned from prisons in UK, art such as this serves an even more important service, writes Victoria Seabrook

Watching Glory Die play Judith Thompson canada prison

Guards stand back and watch Glory die. Photograph: Manuela Chastelain

The story of Watching Glory Die is a difficult, shocking one. But it is important it is told because the fiction is sadly all too close to the truth. Read the rest of this entry »


Prisons in the press – 7 July

Gloomy stats, drug spats and cyber attacks

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Should Tony Blair face jail for his role in taking the UK to war in Iraq? Photograph: Chatham House

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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‘A living hell’ – the untold story of the partner of a man on IPP

It is not just the prisoners who suffer under indefinite sentences

Jacquie Fahy IPP indeterminate sentence

‘No more tears’: Jacquie Fahy has struggled to cope while her partner has served his IPP sentence. Photograph: Victoria Seabrook

“It’s been a living hell. I can’t even begin to tell you how much work it’s been,” says Jacquie Fahy, whose partner is serving an indefinite prison sentence.
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