Prisons in Parliament

Public prison service called to bail out private prisons in times of crisis

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Response to indiscipline. Photo: minoru karamatsu(柄松 稔)

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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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 16 March 2017

Average length of stay in Brook House removal centre rises as some “held for years”

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

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Prisons in Parliament

Fire fire! Highest number of fire-related incidents at privately owned prisons

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Serco owned HMP Thameside had the most fires in 2016. Image: Serco

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 – 9 March

Drugs seized 30 times a day and a murder suspect released by mistake

Credit: Guillermo Ruiz, Flickr

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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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Prison staff under strain

Unprecedented rise in treatment for work related trauma

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Prison Officer’s planned industrial action. Image: Getty images, Cate Gillon

Spending on therapy for prison staff increased nearly ten-fold in the last two years, a parliamentary question has revealed.

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Immigration Detention Dispatch – 1 March 2017

“Exceptional” student narrowly escapes deportation from Yarl’s Wood 

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

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Fearful inmates asked to be locked in cells

HMP Featherstone: Inmates “living in fear”

HM Inspectorate of prisons

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A damning report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons found inmates locked up in their cells for the best part of 24 hours,

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