HMP Featherstone: Inmates “living in fear”
A damning report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons found inmates locked up in their cells for the best part of 24 hours,
Help us figure out which old jails will close
Have we seen the end of Britain’s Victorian prisons with their Dickensian conditions?
Well, not quite yet. But the government has announced that it will close Victorian jails and build nine new prisons – five of them by 2020.
It will say exactly which prisons will shut on 25 November. We thought we’d have an educated guess before then. But we need your help.
The treatment of female prisoners has seen some improvements, but women are still dying
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 »
Guards dump a body in a van, healthcare for sex offenders ‘inadequate’
Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.
Nick Hardwick says prisons are in bad state due to budget cuts and staff shortages
Prisons in England and Wales are in their “worst state in 10 years” according to the latest annual report from HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick.