Drugs seized 30 times a day and a murder suspect released by mistake
Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.
Things change, but literacy will always have the same power, writes Eric Allison
They say that life goes in circles and the older I get, the more it seems to ring true.
When I ended my last prison sentence, a few days before the millennium, I walked out of Sudbury Prison on the border between Staffordshire and Derbyshire . Read the rest of this entry »
Eric Allison, long time Guardian prisons correspondent and former prisoner, writes first fortnightly column for Prison Watch UK
When I first entered prison as an adult, in the mid 1960s, the conditions and practices I encountered were grim – to put it mildly. There was no in-cell sanitation and prisoners had to urinate and defecate in plastic chamber pots Read the rest of this entry »