“We need to make sure the people in prison are the people who need to be there”
Chair of the Parole board, Nick Hardwick, talks to Prison Watch UK about the problems of Indeterminate sentencing for Public Protection (IPP). How the Parole Board are working through the back log and what needs to be done by government to bring the numbers down.
Jo Stevens MP, talks to Prison Watch UK about the state of education in our prisons
‘If I’m feeling like this, I know it’s wrong’
Prison-like conditions and ‘predatory’ behaviour
In 2014, Noel Finn made headlines as the first member of staff in a UK immigration detention centre to blow the whistle to the press on poor conditions.
An interactive timeline of the year’s key events
It’s been a dramatic year for UK immigration detention with court battles, hunger strikes, deaths and much more.
Prison Watch UK has put together an interactive timeline of the key events. Click on the image below to see what happened in UK detention centres in 2015.
Incarceration uncovered: a snapshot tour of the Re:Form exhibition
After spending 30 years in and out of prison, Frank now wants to stay on “the right side of the fence”. He has a degree in criminology through the Prisoner’s Education Trust and is running tours of the Koestler Trust’s Re:Form exhibition.
Incarcerated artists collaborate for a unique exhibition at Southbank centre
Produced by the Koestler Trust and Southbank Centre, Re:Form exhibits works by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees.