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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Astounding art by British prisoners

Benjamin Zephaniah curates Koestler Trust exhibition at Southbank Centre

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Artists often attend their own exhibitions at some stage, but not many will make this one. That’s because most of the artists whose works feature in this show are locked behind bars.

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Prisons in the press – 30 Sept 2016

Easier to get drugs than clothes or bedding in English prison

Source: Chris Grey on Flickr

Source: Chris Grey on Flickr

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Seven things we learnt about prison safety in England & Wales from latest major report

Parliamentary committee calls for urgent improvement of unsafe prisons  

Credit: Guillermo Ruiz, Flickr

Credit: Guillermo Ruiz, Flickr

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The Justice Select Committee said prisons in England & Wales “continue to deteriorate significantly” and that “improvement is urgently needed” in its latest report on prison safety.

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Prisons in the press – 13 May


Call to cut jail populations and the milkshakes keeping youngsters out of the prison yard 

... Image: Paul Istoan

Ex-prisoner opens milkshake bar to deter people from following a life of crime. Image: Paul Istoan

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Prisons in the press – 24 March

Prison attacks filmed on mobile phones and escape tools delivered by drone

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Drones attempted to drop bolt cutters to would-be escapees. Image: Leo Reynolds

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Prisons in the press – 26 February

Drones, drugs and the d’Urbervilles… 

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Could the bones found in Dorchester’s former prison be that of the girl who inspired Thomas Hardy? Image: George Bayntun

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