Prisons in the press – 17th JulyPosted: July 17, 2015
Cockroach infestation in Pentonville and a busy week for Michael Gove
Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.
Hot off the press
Deaths, assaults and self-harm have all increased significantly resulting in “safety” levels that are at their lowest in 10 years (see Figure 1 below). At the same time, “purposeful activity” that is supposed to contribute to rehabilitation and “resettlement” is at its lowest level in a decade.
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Revealed this week
A cockroach infestation has been discovered at Pentonville prison, the Islington Gazette has the exclusive. This comes just one week after a damning report condemned the prison, we brought you the details in last weeks Prisons in the press.
Protested this week
A man has taken to the roof of HMP Liverpool in Walton in a protest over legal aid cuts. The Liverpool Echo has the story.
Gove this week
Justice minister Michael Gove has been busy this week. We applaud his decision to overturn Grayling’s limit on books. The Financial Times has more.
The Justice minister has also suggested that prisoners who study hard should be granted early release. The Guardian has details of his proposal.
Mr Gove has also been hinted that community sentencing and electronic tagging could be used to halt the rising prison population. The Guardian reports.