Prisons in the press – 9 March

Drugs seized 30 times a day and a murder suspect released by mistake

Credit: Guillermo Ruiz, Flickr

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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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Overcrowding and staff shortages at HMP Cardiff 

Prisoners can spend up to 27 hours in cell without clean clothes and bedding report finds

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Prison cell at HMP Cardiff where men can spend up to 27 hours at a time. Image HM Inspectorate report

Holding 770 male adult prisoners, HMP Cardiff was originally designed for 539 men. Amid overcrowding and understaffing, the latest inspection report found cells in a poor state, increasing availability of drugs and rising violence.

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Prisons in Parliament

Where’s the beef behind the White Paper? 

Crack down on drones, but how? Asks minister. Photo: Richard Unten

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Crack down on drugs, drones and mobile phones promises Truss

Justice secretary announced White Paper prison reforms in parliament this week

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Liz Truss: First female Lord High Chancellor. Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA, The Guardian

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 – 4 November

2,500 more officers to be recruited to fight the war on drugs, drones and mobile phones

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Eagles could soon be used to down drones. Image: Don McCullough

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Prisons in the press – 7 October

Probation overhaul criticised, more prison officers and trouble at Maghaberry

WTF by a prisoner called Peter at HMP Dovegate. Source: Prison Watch UK

WTF by a prisoner called Peter at HMP Dovegate. Source: Prison Watch UK

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