Fearful inmates asked to be locked in cells

HMP Featherstone: Inmates “living in fear”

HM Inspectorate of prisons

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A damning report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons found inmates locked up in their cells for the best part of 24 hours,

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Prisons in the press – 6 May

Rise in drugs, fires and baked goods… 

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Freedom Bakery gives promise of new hope to inamtes. Image: Tony Webster

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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Europe’s largest immigration detention centre criticised by UK Prisons Inspector

‘Appalling’ decline in conditions is ‘unacceptable’, says Chief Inspector

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Asylum seekers are being held for long periods at Europe’s largest immigration detention centre in “dirty and rundown” facilities infested with cockroaches and bed bugs.

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New Chief Inspector of Prisons announced

Peter Clarke to take over from Nick Hardwick

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Last week Justice Secretary Michael Gove announced that Peter Clarke OBE would be taking over from Nick Hardwick as Chief Inspectorate of Prisons. We have a look at Mr Hardwick’s legacy and the man chosen to fill his shoes.

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