Prisons in Parliament

IPP sentences just “inordinately protracted policy-making?” Asks minister

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The House of commons. Source: UK Parliament

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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Nick Hardwick: Reversing the tide of IPP sentencing

“We need to make sure the people in prison are the people who need to be there”

 

Chair of the Parole board, Nick Hardwick, talks to Prison Watch UK about the problems of Indeterminate sentencing for Public Protection (IPP). How the Parole Board are working through the back log and what needs to be done by government to bring the numbers down.


‘A living hell’ – the untold story of the partner of a man on IPP

It is not just the prisoners who suffer under indefinite sentences

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‘No more tears’: Jacquie Fahy has struggled to cope while her partner has served his IPP sentence. Photograph: Victoria Seabrook

“It’s been a living hell. I can’t even begin to tell you how much work it’s been,” says Jacquie Fahy, whose partner is serving an indefinite prison sentence.
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Prisons in the press – 24 June

Rates of self-harm soar and a King is found buried under a prison

The final resting place of Henry I of England is thought to be below one of Britain's Victorian jails

The final resting place of Henry I of England is thought to be below one of Britain’s Victorian jails

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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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Gender and the pains of long life imprisonment

Research by University of Cambridge: Dr Serena Wright, Dr Ben Crewe & Dr Susie Hulley

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The Cambridge team: Dr Serena Wright, Dr Ben Crew, Dr Susie Hulley

 

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Comment by The Guardian’s Eric Allison: The ‘ugly stain’ of IPP indeterminate sentences

Why are over 4,500 prisoners still being held on Indeterminate Public Protection sentences?

A young male prisoner stands on D wing of HMP Wandsworth prison. Credit: Andy Aitchison

Too many inmates are left along in prison for too long, writes Eric Allison. Photograph: Andy Aitchison

 

“When will the Lord Chancellor finally decide to bring this terrible scourge to an end? This is a form of preventive detention, internment, entirely alien to our traditional criminal justice approach.” These are the words of former Supreme Court judge, Lord Brown. Read the rest of this entry »


Prisons in Parliament

Indefinite sentencing and provision for religion under scrutiny this week

Religious provision in prison comes under scrutiny

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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