Prisons in the press – 28 October

Scotland’s falling prison population and the play that could change Government policy

Image: live.org

An idea born behind prison bars could soon change government policy. Image: live.org

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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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HMP Bedford condemned in latest Chief Inspector of Prisons report

Easier for prisoners to get drugs than clothes and bed sheets in Bedford Prison

Category B HMP Bedford Prison. Image: LawPages

Category B and resettlement HMP Bedford Prison. Image: LawPages

HMP Bedford condemned for rising rates of suicide, violence and “easy access” to illegal drugs in latest Chief Inspector of Prisons report

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Grim situation getting worse says HM Inspectorate of Prisons

Increasing drug use and escalating violence across the prison estate

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Chief Inspectorate of Prisons releases 2015 report

“I have found that the grim situation referred to by Nick Hardwick in his report last year has not improved, and in some key areas it has, if anything, become even worse” says Peter Clarke, Chief Inspectorate of Prisons.

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Prisons in Parliament

HMP Kennet next to close announces Gove 

HMP Kennet to close. Image: Liverpool Echo

 

HMP Kennet, Merseyside, is the next “ageing and ineffective” prison to face to axe, Michael Gove announced last week.

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Prisons in Parliament

Wormwood walk out typical of the dangers and problems across the prison estate says Minister

Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London

Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London. Credit: David Merrigan.

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 – 8 April

What’s the difference between a Suffragette and a prison?

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The answer is a single letter… Image: Barry

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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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