Prisons in Parliament

Fire fire! Highest number of fire-related incidents at privately owned prisons

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Serco owned HMP Thameside had the most fires in 2016. Image: Serco

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 Parliament

Government to learn lessons from rising tide of suicides, by spending less investigating them 

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Exeter prison. Home to the highest number of deaths in 2015. Image source: Bazzadarambler

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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‘Rampant and sustained’ abuse of children in UK prisons – comment by The Guardian’s Eric Allison

Abuse of children in STCs has been going on far too long, writes the Guardian’s prisons correspondent

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Horror stories: Eric Allison has files full of information about secure training centres

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I expect many readers will have watched BBC’s Panorama programme ‘Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed’ on Monday 11 January. Read the rest of this entry »


What you need to know about BBC’s Panorama on G4S bullying young offenders

Company’s staff accused of abusing young offenders and falsifying reports to avoid fines

Kent Police are not investigating Medway YOI after BBC Panorama. Image: BBC

Kent Police are investigating Medway YOI after BBC Panorama. Image: BBC

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G4S has been accused of abusing young offenders under its care and falsifying reports to avoid fines in a BBC Panorama undercover investigation.

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