Prison staff under strain

Unprecedented rise in treatment for work related trauma

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Prison Officer’s planned industrial action. Image: Getty images, Cate Gillon

Spending on therapy for prison staff increased nearly ten-fold in the last two years, a parliamentary question has revealed.

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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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How to prevent suicide in prison and beyond

Highlights from the 2016 suicide prevention roundtable with Cambridge University

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Harm: suicide rates are still on the rise. Photograph: premasagar via flickr

 

The Prison Watch UK team were live at HMP Altcourse today at the 2016 suicide prevention roundtable. We bring you the highlights…
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Reducing prison population only way to reduce ‘shameful’ death rates, urge campaigners

Same mistakes being made across policing and prison system, Inquest director says

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Mentally ill people are four times more likely to die after being subjected to police force, the police watchdog found this week.

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Prisons in Parliament

Drugs, alcohol and self inflicted deaths. The stats unlocked

 

Drugs and alcohol in prison discussed in Parliament this week. Photo: Palo Flickr

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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