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 the press – 25 November

Tougher community sentences and increasing violence behind bars

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Prison staff across the country have this week been injured in a number of riots. Image: macwagen

Prison staff across the country have this week been injured in a number of riots. Image: macwagen

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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Prisons in Parliament

In face of strike action, prison officers safety is up for debate

Strike action across England and Wales: Source, Bakaedar Flickr

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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HMP Pentonville and HMP Bedford

Proof that the prison system is crumbling?

Category B HMP Bedford Prison. Image: LawPages

Category B HMP Bedford Prison. Image: LawPages

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In the space of 24 hours a riot at HMP Bedford and two escapees from HMP Pentonville drew the country’s attention to the UK’s struggling prison estate.

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Prisons in the Press – 27 May

Radicalisation, prison closures and guards under pressure

A ground breaking prosecution for musical inmates this week. Image: Global Panorama

Image: Global Panorama

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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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Prisons in the press – 29 April

Books, deaths and inmates earning Duke of Edinburgh awards

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The Guardian’s visit to a prison this week shows the powers of books to bring people together. Image: George Redgrave

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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Prisons in the press – 24 March

Prison attacks filmed on mobile phones and escape tools delivered by drone

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Drones attempted to drop bolt cutters to would-be escapees. Image: Leo Reynolds

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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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