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Published on September 22 2014 in News

PRISON officers in riot gear have used tear gas to control maximum security inmates who tore apart Goulburn Jail in a racially fuelled riot ­described as the biggest in 10 years. With shouts of “Allah Akbar”, prisoners armed with homemade weapons…

 
Published on September 21 2014 in News

Peru's largest prison, San Pedro in Lima, has a bank for prisoners' savings - with a difference. It is run entirely by serving inmates and a prisoner convicted of drug trafficking is the bank's manager. The main concept is about establishing sa…

 
Published on September 21 2014 in News

Irish rape victims are among the least likely in Europe to see justice, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has said. Director Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop yesterday said the "attrition rate" of Irish rape cases dropping out of the criminal justice system is w…

 
Published on September 20 2014 in News

A youth homelessness charity has ingeniously pitched up outside an Apple store in London so that it can sell the prime location to an iPhone fanatic. Depaul UK, headquartered in London Bridge, is auctioning its spot “near the front of the queue” a…

 
Published on September 20 2014 in News

It is estimated that more than 200,000 young people in England have a parent in prison, and yet there are no official records of their existence. Barnardo’s is working to protect this vulnerable group. Having a parent in prison is like battling to…

 
Published on September 19 2014 in News

A prison officer was hospitalised after being attacked by three inmates. The male officer, in his early 30s, was jumped by three inmates at Lewes Prison on Wednesday morning. Sources at the prison said the officer was with a female colleague wh…

 
Published on September 19 2014 in News

The High Court is due to decide whether to allow a challenge to rules that determine whether victims of domestic abuse get legal aid in family cases. Campaign group Rights of Women claims many are unable to provide the evidence required to qualify…

 
Published on September 17 2014 in News

A convicted murderer and rapist who argued he was living a life of unbearable psychological suffering in prison has been granted the right to die under Belgium’s liberal euthanasia laws, paving the way for at least 15 similar requests from other inma…

 
Published on September 17 2014 in News

In a small workshop on an industrial estate, Jordan Lee Caffyn is putting the finishing touches to a beautifully handcrafted wooden memory box. The box is the culmination of several days' graft that Caffyn, 18, is rightly proud of. But Caffyn is not…

 
Published on September 16 2014 in News

Chris Grayling has ordered justice ministry officials to start work on developing a network of specialist mental health centres within prisons in England and Wales. The justice secretary says he wants to "really get to grips with the challenge of…