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Published on March 27 2015 in General

Around a dozen male inmates are gathered in a warehouse at Onley Prison in Warwickshire, taking part in a bricklaying course. The lessons are among the many “multi-skill” workshops offered by the institution to prepare prisoners for their release. Ev…

 
Published on March 27 2015 in General

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a prisoner who was found stabbed to death in his cell at HMP Swaleside. Staff and paramedics treated the man, who was pronounced dead at around 7pm yesterday evening (25 March), according to the Mi…

 
Published on March 27 2015 in General

Government minister Chris Grayling condemned the use of legal highs and said he was "very concerned" when questioned outside Lincoln Prison following a visit. The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice also admitted he was in the city to…

 
Published on March 26 2015 in General

ECONOMIC statistics are the bane of forecasters’ lives. Cynics might say that this is because the data reveal how bad their predictions are. But a big practical problem is that initial estimates of the state of the economy can be revised substantiall…

 
Published on March 26 2015 in General

At least 576 children aged between the ages of one and nine were stopped by Metropolitan Police officers in the capital between 2009-14, according to new figures. The vast majority of those stopped - 529 - were boys, while just 41 were female. The ge…

 
Published on March 26 2015 in General

The longest-held US prisoner of war of the post-9/11 era will be charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and faces a potential penalty of life in prison. An expected court martial proceeding for Sgt Bowe Bergdahl will initiate a drama…

 
Published on March 26 2015 in General

"Serious concerns" have been raised over the operation of Hull Prison following an unannounced inspection. Inspectors found vulnerable prisoners held on the first-night wing were subject to "unacceptable abuse" and some prisoners felt "unsafe". Howev…

 
Published on March 26 2015 in General

Drugs, gangs and violence have brought virtual anarchy to an English jail, according to the latest report from the chief inspector of prisons. Following an unannounced inspection, Nick Hardwick concluded management and staff had all but lost control…

 
Published on March 25 2015 in General

A Dorset jail has been officially branded a prison in crisis after inspectors found that managers and staff had all but lost control to rival gangs that were openly operating at the jail. Inspectors say they found ”very high levels of violence” and m…

 
Published on March 25 2015 in General

Styal women’s prison has been handed a glowing report by a watchdog. It was praised for being a ‘safe and decent women’s prison with good work, training and education’ for its inmates. That was the conclusion of a report published today by Nick Hardw…