Immigration Detention Dispatch – 7 December 2016

Murder inquiry into Colnbrook death as Home Office records 109 suicide attempts in 3 months

Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate

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Prisons in the press – 2 December

The drug dodging prison guard and the campaign to change food behind bars

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The campaign to improve prison nutrition Image: SB

The campaign to improve prison nutrition Image: SB

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 Parliament

IPP sentences just “inordinately protracted policy-making”? Asks minister

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The House of commons. Source: UK Parliament

Prisons in Parliament brings you up-to-date on the last week of politics and prisons. What’s been said? And by whom? Get it all here. 

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Prisons in the press – 25 November

Tougher community sentences and increasing violence behind bars

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Prison staff across the country have this week been injured in a number of riots. Image: macwagen

Prison staff across the country have this week been injured in a number of riots. Image: macwagen

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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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 23 November 2016

TB scare at Yarl’s Wood and film crew gets invite to detention island

Catch up on the fortnight’s immigration detention news and parliamentary debate

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Prisons in Parliament

In face of strike action, prison officers safety is up for debate

Strike action across England and Wales: Source, Bakaedar Flickr

Prisons in Parliament brings you up-to-date on the last week of politics and prisons. What’s been said? And by whom? Get it all here. 

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Nick Hardwick: Reversing the tide of IPP sentencing

“We need to make sure the people in prison are the people who need to be there”

 

Chair of the Parole board, Nick Hardwick, talks to Prison Watch UK about the problems of Indeterminate sentencing for Public Protection (IPP). How the Parole Board are working through the back log and what needs to be done by government to bring the numbers down.