Prisons in parliament

“We must ask whether prison is the right place for some of those who offend”

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WTF by a prisoner called Peter at HMP Dovegate. Source: Prison Watch UK

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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Overcrowding and staff shortages at HMP Cardiff 

Prisoners can spend up to 27 hours in cell without clean clothes and bedding report finds

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Prison cell at HMP Cardiff where men can spend up to 27 hours at a time. Image HM Inspectorate report

Holding 770 male adult prisoners, HMP Cardiff was originally designed for 539 men. Amid overcrowding and understaffing, the latest inspection report found cells in a poor state, increasing availability of drugs and rising violence.

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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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Crack down on drugs, drones and mobile phones promises Truss

Justice secretary announced White Paper prison reforms in parliament this week

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Liz Truss: First female Lord High Chancellor. Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA, The Guardian

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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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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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

The Queen’s speech: reform proposals unlocked

The Queen’s speech. (No. 10, 2010)

 

Prison reform was at the heart of the Queen’s speech last week. Prisons in Parliament brings you up-to-date with all the key debates and the highlights you missed.

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Prisons in the press – 1 April

Chronic overcrowding and a house with its own jail cell

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Converting prison cells will lead to further overcrowding, say campaigners. Image: Jumilla

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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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