Prisons in the press – 9 March

Drugs seized 30 times a day and a murder suspect released by mistake

Credit: Guillermo Ruiz, Flickr

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‘Brave’ woman shares struggle with abusive partner and prison before starting life afresh

A domestic abuse survivor has spoken of her struggle through a controlling relationship, prison and how she’s breaking a vicious circle

Sanctuary: the Nelstn Trust Women's Centre in Gloucester offers a safe space for women to spend time with each other

Sanctuary: the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester offers a safe space for women to spend time with each other

All of my problems started when I met this guy,” said Linda*, of her partner whom she met when she was 25 years-old. “This is when it slowly it started.”

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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 – 12 August

Phone seizures, prison closures and a look back at Pentonville’s past 

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Phone seizures in prisons across the UK on the rise. Image: Kevin

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Prisons in the press – 29 July

Assaults on prison staff, mistaken releases and female inmate suicides all reach record highs 

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The Ministry of Justice’s annual statistics reveal the worsening state of British jails. Image: Jumilla

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Watching Glory Die – theatre review

When journalists are all but banned from prisons in UK, art such as this serves an even more important service, writes Victoria Seabrook

Watching Glory Die play Judith Thompson canada prison

Guards stand back and watch Glory die. Photograph: Manuela Chastelain

The story of Watching Glory Die is a difficult, shocking one. But it is important it is told because the fiction is sadly all too close to the truth. Read the rest of this entry »


Prisons in the Press – 27 May

Radicalisation, prison closures and guards under pressure

A ground breaking prosecution for musical inmates this week. Image: Global Panorama

Image: Global Panorama

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Campaigners to protest ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’ incarceration outside Holloway

The ‘violent institutional oppression’ of women and minorities

Sisters Uncut Yarls Wood protest credit Levi Lawrence

Protest: Sisters Uncut outside immigration detention centre Yarls Wood, which holds mainly women

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Campaigners against female incarceration are to stage a demonstration tonight outside Holloway Prison, where Sarah Reed died in January this year.

The protest outside Western Europe’s largest women’s prison has been organised by Sisters Uncut, a direct action group formed in 2014 that protests violence against women.

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Prisons in the press – 15 April

Dickensian squalor at Wormwood Scrubs and the inmate who tried to give the law the slip

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An inmate put up one slippery fight against being moved. Image: The Style PA

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Why is Michael Gove building new prisons and is it a good idea?

 Everything you need to know about plans to sell off old prisons and open nine new sites

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Gove at this year’s Conservative party conference. Photo: The Conservative Party

Nine new prisons will be built in England and Wales, housing 10,000 inmates and allowing the closure of a group of inner-city prisons, justice secretary Michael Gove and chancellor George Osborne announced last month.
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