Prisons in the press – 16 October

The jailhouse is rocking and prison populations soar   

Prisoners threw a party that the wardens definitely weren't invited to... Image:

Prisoners threw a party that the wardens definitely weren’t invited to… Image: Bart Heird

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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How many more deaths will it take

The treatment of female prisoners has seen some improvements, but women are still dying

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Shackling women rarely works, writes Eric Allison. Photograph: Steven Depolo

There is not much sunshine in my working life. Writing about prisons doesn’t give one a lot to smile about. Read the rest of this entry »


Children in prison in England & Wales – chief inspector reports

Young people suffer assault, restraint and solitary confinement 

HMIP child in prison

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Children in prison in England & Wales are experiencing high levels of assault, restraint and solitary confinement according to the latest annual report from the Chief Inspector.

But education and living conditions are improving. Here are the main findings from the report.

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