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Published on May 3 2015 in General

A family spoke of their torment after an inmate at Walton prison died from a massive asthma attack just days before his release. Ashley Gill, 25, was found unresponsive by prison staff on Wednesday evening and was declared dead at the scene by medics…

 
Published on May 3 2015 in General

The man who fatally bludgeoned American cannibal killer Jeffrey Dahmer in prison, says he did it because he was disgusted by his crimes and the convict's gruesome sense of humour. It's the first time Dahmer's killer, Christopher Scarver, 45, has publ…

 
Published on May 3 2015 in General

Mark Hudgell did not appear for a court hearing in Hull on Thursday with officials admitting they had "no idea where he was". Hudgell, 30, formerly of Keelby, was due to be sentenced for an offence of attempting to meet a girl after grooming. But Jud…

 
Published on May 3 2015 in General

Concerns have been raised after prison officers were sacked while escorting prisoners to Wishaw General Hospital. Motherwell and Wishaw MSP John Pentland expressed his anger about the treatment of prison staff by Scottish Government contractor G4S. H…

 
Published on May 3 2015 in General

A university academic has contributed to a crime policy guide which warms that crime cutting manifesto proposals from political parties are 'seriously misleading'. Jon Silverman, Professor of Media and Criminal Justice at the University of Bedfordshi…

 
Published on May 3 2015 in General

Baltimore's top prosecutor has announced criminal charges against six officers in the case of Freddie Gray who died in police custody. State prosecutor Marilyn Mosby said the death of the 25-year-old black man was a homicide, and his arrest was illeg…

 
Published on May 3 2015 in General

Paedophiles who used the internet to exchange photographs and videos of children being abused may have escaped prosecution because of alleged failures in a police investigation.  The suggestion was made by a judge as he sentenced County Down man Simo…

 
Published on April 28 2015 in General

A teenager accused of murdering a woman, hanged himself in his prison cell a day before he was due in court. Dawit Khasay, 19, was found in his cell at Holme Home Prison, in Stockton, in May last year. He was in the prison on remand accused of killin…

 
Published on April 28 2015 in General

WITH more than 40 years experience in the prison service under his belt, Chris Ratcliffe holds the title as one of the longest serving prison officers in the town. Having worked at some of the country's most notorious prisons, the 63-year-old, who li…

 
Published on April 28 2015 in General

Prison rape is so damn funny – that’s one reason why it’s hard to get people to care about it. I can’t remember when I first laughed about “dropping the soap” or “not bending over in the shower”, but it was definitely during my childhood. It was a ga…