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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Legal aid cuts delaying rehabilitation in prison, court will hear

Cuts are further obstacle to getting ready for release, say penal charities

private companies receive financial penalties for contract failures.

Barrier: cuts are further obstacle to securing release, say penal reform groups. Photograph: x1klima

A case arguing that cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unfair and unlawful will be heard before the Court of Appeal today.

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Prisons in the press – 20 January

Smuggled phones and cigarette bans behind bars

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Inmate caught with five mobile phones. Image: Jeff Gitchel

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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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 18 January 2017

Third immigration detention death in six weeks as report finds mental health services “patchy”

Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate

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Prisons in the press – 2 December

The drug dodging prison guard and the campaign to change food behind bars

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The campaign to improve prison nutrition Image: SB

The campaign to improve prison nutrition Image: SB

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 the press – 4 November

2,500 more officers to be recruited to fight the war on drugs, drones and mobile phones

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Eagles could soon be used to down drones. Image: Don McCullough

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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 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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