Violent prisoners to face tougher penalties in crackdown against serious assaults on prison staff – The Independent

‘Violence in jails will be met with tougher repercussions in a new crackdown against serious assaults on prison staff.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Oral statement to Parliament – Prisoner communications – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 12th, 2014 in confidentiality, news, prison officers, prisons, rehabilitation, telecommunications by tracey

‘Oral Statement on prisoner communications by the Secretary of State for Justice, 11 November 2015.’

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Ministry of Justice, 11th November 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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MPs’ calls to prisoners ‘taped’, says Chris Grayling – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2014 in confidentiality, interception, news, prison officers, prisons, telecommunications by tracey

‘Private conversations between MPs and prisoners from their constituencies may have been recorded and monitored in jails, Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary has announced. The minister issued an apology to the House of Commons after disclosing that communications by at least 32 current MPs were thought to be involved.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2014

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Jon Venables leak: journalist found guilty of paying prison officer – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2014 in bribery, media, news, prison officers by sally

‘A former News of the World journalist has been found guilty of paying a prison officer for details about the life behind bars of Jon Venables, one of the killers of James Bulger.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Inmate’s assault charge reinstated – BBC News

‘An inmate is to face trial over an alleged assault on a prison officer after a High Court judge quashed the decision to drop the case against him.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2014

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Prison book restriction ‘harms studying’ – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2014 in education, libraries, Ministry of Justice, news, prison officers, prisons by sally

‘Restrictions on the number of books prisoners in England and Wales can have in their cells is inhibiting inmates’ ability to learn, a charity warns.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2014

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Charles Bronson sentenced to further two years in jail for attacking a prison governor – The Independent

Posted September 2nd, 2014 in assault, news, prison officers, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

‘Charles Bronson, one of the most violent inmates in Britain, has been sentenced to two years for attacking a prison officer.’

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The Independent, 1st September 2014

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Ministry of Justice recruits redundant prison officers to ease jail crisis – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2014 in news, prison officers, prisons, redundancy by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is trying to re-employ more than 2,000 prison officers who only recently took voluntary redundancy, in a move to avert a crisis triggered by the rising number of prisoners in Britain’s jails.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Police and prison officer killers to face life in prison – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 8th, 2014 in murder, police, press releases, prison officers, sentencing by tracey

‘Anyone who kills a police or prison officer in the course of their duty will face spending the rest of their lives behind bars, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 8th May 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Police killers will face ‘life means life’ sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 8th, 2014 in bills, murder, news, prison officers, sentencing by tracey

‘The sentence for criminals who kill a police officer will be increased to the toughest “life means life” tariff under new reforms tabled by the Government.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Triple killer wins £800 after belongings are damaged in prison move – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2014 in compensation, delay, news, ombudsmen, prison officers, prisons by sally

‘A triple killer has won £800 in compensation after some of his belongings, including nose hair clippers, cranberry juice and an alarm clock, were lost or broken in prison.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Prison officers’ failings contributed to vulnerable boy’s death, inquest rules – The Guardian

‘An inquest jury has found multiple failings by staff at a young offender institution contributed to the death of a 17-year-old boy, who had been bullied by other inmates.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2014

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Prison officer Julie Turton jailed over sex and drugs – BBC News

‘A prison officer who had sex with an inmate and supplied drugs to prisoners at HMP Birmingham has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Women prisoners ‘coerced into sex with staff’ – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2014 in harassment, news, prison officers, prisons, reports, women by sally

‘Female prisoners in England and Wales have been coerced into having sex with staff in return for favours such as alcohol and cigarettes, a report says.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2014

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Inspectors catch Bristol prison officer denying meals to inmate – The Guardian

“Surprise inspection finds HMP Bristol overcrowded, dirty and cockroach-infested with ‘delinquent’ staff.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2013

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Wormwood Scrubs prison ‘on knife edge’ because of staff cuts – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2013 in budgets, news, ombudsmen, prison officers, prisons, restraint, standards, statistics by sally

“Wormwood Scrubs, the west London prison, is on a ‘knife-edge’, an official watchdog has warned, with an alarming 50% growth in the use of force or restraining measures to control prisoners in an increasingly violent, gang-dominated jail.”

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The Guardian, 18th September 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Prisoners who have sex in jail face separation, commission finds – The Guardian

“Prisoners who have consensual sex while inside jail face being separated and possibly disciplined, prison governors have told the first review of sex behind bars in England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 9th September 2013

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Michael Adebolajo injuries: prison officers deny wrongdoing – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2013 in armed forces, murder, news, prison officers, prisons, restraint by sally

“Prison officers have denied any wrongdoing after Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo lost two teeth when he was restrained in jail, a trade union said on Friday.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2013

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George v Ministry of Justice – WLR Daily

George v Ministry of Justice [2013] EWCA Civ 324; [2013] WLR (D) 144

“A provision in a collective agreement allowing for time off in lieu within a specified period where a prison officer was requested to work extra hours was not contractual.”

WLR Daily, 17th April 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Former prison officer jailed for Jon Venables leak – Daily Telegraph

“A former prison officer has been jailed for selling information to a newspaper
on Jon Venables, one of Jamie Bulger’s killers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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