Prisons in the press – 26 August

Drones, longer prison sentences and the fight against radicalisation

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Yet another drone was captured attempting to deliver drugs to Pentonville Prison this week. Image: Don McCullough

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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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

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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Prisons in the Press – Summer Recess

Prion news: Bi-monthly for the summer

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Parliament’s out for the summer and although the news never stops the trusty team of volunteers who run this site need to (now and again).

But it will be back to normal service in a few weeks’ time. Until then we shall be bringing you the latest prison news round ups bi-monthly.

Weekly round-ups will resume during September, see you soon.


PWUK 2016 summer recess

Parliament’s out!

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School’s out: the House of Commons is in summer recess. Photograph: UK Parliament

Parliament’s out! The House of Commons is in recess for the summer – and as we’re all volunteers, we thought we would do the same.

We will be back in a few weeks’ time and we already have plenty of exciting stories in the pipeline.

See you soon.


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

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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Safety and respect lacking across detention estate says HMIP

Yarl’s Wood “cause for great concern” and vulnerable detainees at risk

 

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Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre remains “cause for great concern”, the UK’s largest detention centres lack safety and respect, and asylum seekers have been held in “unacceptable” conditions sleeping in dirty blankets on concrete floors, according to the annual report of Chief prisons inspector Peter Clarke, released last week.

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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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