Prisons in the press – 18 November

Prison officer strikes and fish & chip suppers

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An investigation has been launched after images emerged of inmates tucking into takeaways Image: sstrieu

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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HMP Pentonville and HMP Bedford

Proof that the prison system is crumbling?

Category B HMP Bedford Prison. Image: LawPages

Category B HMP Bedford Prison. Image: LawPages

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In the space of 24 hours a riot at HMP Bedford and two escapees from HMP Pentonville drew the country’s attention to the UK’s struggling prison estate.

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Prisons in Parliament

Response to violence in prison “inadequate” and “reactive” says former shadow Justice Minister

Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London

Wormwood Scrubs, one of five prisons to face walk outs in the last five months. Image: David Merrigan.

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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Meet the new Justice Secretary Liz Truss

First female Lord Chancellor in almost 1,000 years

Liz Truss MP

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Liz Truss has replaced Michael Gove as Justice Secretary and become the first woman to hold the post of Lord Chancellor in 950 years.

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Prisons in the press – 3 June

Students call for prisons ban and former justice secretary demands a change of rules 

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Two prisoners in both the UK and the US mistakenly spent time in jail. Image: Krystian Olszanski

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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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Prisons in Parliament

HMP Kennet next to close announces Gove 

HMP Kennet to close. Image: Liverpool Echo

 

HMP Kennet, Merseyside, is the next “ageing and ineffective” prison to face to axe, Michael Gove announced last week.

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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 

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

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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What the EU referendum will mean for prisons, courts and crime

Brexit and British justice

EU flag credit Oona Räisänen

EU and Westminster have different views on prisoner voting

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With exactly eight weeks until the referendum on Britain’s EU membership, read our quick round up of what the EU means for the prison and legal systems in the UK.

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Here’s what has happened to education in UK prisons in the past 5 years

Has the “rehabilitation revolution” stalled?

Source: Martyna Starosta on Vimeo

Source: Martyna Starosta on Vimeo

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The “rehabilitation revolution”  promised by former Justice Secretary Chris Grayling in November 2012 has yet to materialise.  This is especially true when it comes to a key pillar of rehab: education.  Read the rest of this entry »


Prisons in the press – 18 March

Reform, radicalisation and rotor blades

Michael Gove Conservative Party conference 2015

Gove at this year’s Conservative party conference. Photo: The Conservative Party

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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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