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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Prisons in the press – 17 February

Prisons rife with Spice and contraband in crisp packets

Image: Umami

Prison visitor tried to smuggle drugs and phones in crisp packets. Image: Umami

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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 – 15 February 2017

G4S to replace Barnardo’s for child welfare support after charity condemns latest plans

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

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Prisons in parliament – 13 February

Questions raised over fate of EU nationals and drug users in prisons

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Question: What will happen to EU nationals after Brexit? Image: Mike Steele

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

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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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 1 February 2017

10,000 asylum seekers treated unlawfully by Home Office, High Court finds

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

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Legal aid cuts delaying rehabilitation in prison, court will hear

Cuts are further obstacle to getting ready for release, say penal charities

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Barrier: cuts are further obstacle to securing release, say penal reform groups. Photograph: x1klima

A case arguing that cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unfair and unlawful will be heard before the Court of Appeal today.

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