Charles Bronson cleared of prison governor attack – The Independent

Posted November 16th, 2018 in attempts, grievous bodily harm, news, prison officers, prisons by tracey

‘Notorious inmate Charles Bronson has been cleared of trying to cause grievous bodily harm a senior prison officer.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Prison officer jailed for smuggling £10,000 of drugs – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2018 in drug offences, news, prison officers, sentencing by tracey

‘A prison officer who smuggled in £10,000 of drugs has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2018

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Jail time to double for assaulting an emergency worker – Ministry of Justice

‘New law protecting emergency workers from assault to receive Royal Assent today (Thursday 13 September 2018).’

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Ministry of Justice, 13th September 2018

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

Prisons squalid and dangerous due to staff cuts, report says – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2018 in health & safety, news, prison officers, prisons, reports, violence by sally

‘Prisoners in England and Wales are enduring some of the most disturbingconditions ever seen as violence and self-harm rockets due to stretched resources and staff shortages, the chief prisons inspector has said.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2018

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G4S staff at Medway youth jail cleared of misconduct – BBC News

‘Four men accused of threatening and assaulting children at a youth jail in Kent have been cleared.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2018

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Jailed Whistle-Blower in Plea for Press Freedoms as Supporters Launch Crowdfunding Campaign – Garden Court Chambers

‘A prison officer who lost his freedom, home and livelihood after being jailed for exposing dangerous and life-threatening failures and cutbacks in the British prison system has spoken out over the “chilling effect” that his case has had on press freedoms in the UK.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 23rd November 2017

Source: www.gardencourtchambers.co.uk

Elite prison squad deployed to jails 580 times last year – The Guardian

‘An elite group of specially trained prison officers had to be deployed to jails in England and Wales 580 times last year, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2017

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The data protection bill is yet another legal threat to UK press freedom – The Guardian

‘Proposals to allow the information commissioner to assess journalists’ use of private information before publication could let the powerful off the hook.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2017

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HMP Aylesbury officer jailed over sex texts to inmate – BBC News

‘A prison officer has been jailed after she had an inappropriate relationship with a young inmate.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2017

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More than one prisoner a week is released from jail by mistake, figures reveal – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2017 in assault, mistake, news, prison officers, prisons, statistics by tracey

‘Dozens of prisoners have been released by mistake as violence in jails surged to a new high, official figures reveal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Prison officers permanently banned from striking after Government wins High Court bid – The Independent

‘The Government has won its High Court bid to obtain a permanent ban on industrial action by prison officers, in a move unionists have warned will leave “only a matter of time” before a member of staff gets killed.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Radical extremists moved as first separation centre opens – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 7th, 2017 in news, press releases, prison officers, prisons, terrorism by tracey

‘The first of 3 separation centres opens at HMP Frankland, forming part of the wider government strategy to tackle extremists in prisons.’

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Ministry of Justice, 6th July 2017

Source: www.gov.uk

Justice secretary seeks ban on industrial action in prisons – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2017 in industrial action, injunctions, news, prison officers, prisons, trade unions by sally

‘A high court bid to impose a permanent ban on industrial action being taken by prison officers has been launched by the justice secretary, David Lidington.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2017

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HMP Wandsworth loses reform prison status – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2017 in London, news, prison officers, prisons, rehabilitation by tracey

‘The future of the government’s reform prisons has been thrown into doubt after Wandsworth prison, seen as the flagship of the scheme, lost its status and reverted back to a normal prison.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Prisons violence is ‘out of control’, report warns – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2017 in news, prison officers, prisons, reports, violence by sally

‘Violence is “spiralling out of control” in UK prisons and incidents are being under-reported, according to a European watchdog.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2017

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Inmate dies after prison officers kept him in wrist locks as he ‘foamed at the mouth’, jury finds – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2017 in death in custody, inquests, news, prison officers, prisons, restraint by tracey

‘An inmate died after prison officers used unlawful force against him, a jury has found.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2017

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Gartree prison worker jailed for relationship with inmate – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2017 in misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers, sentencing by sally

‘A prison instructor who kissed and exchanged love letters with a convicted murderer has been jailed for misconduct in a public office.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government wins injunction to stop prison officers’ ‘plainly unlawful’ strike action – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2017 in industrial action, injunctions, news, prison officers by sally

‘The Government has won a High Court bid to stop prison officers staging “plainly unlawful” industrial action.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Government gains injunction to block prison staff industrial action – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2017 in industrial action, injunctions, news, prison officers, prisons by tracey

‘The government has won a High Court injunction blocking industrial action by prison staff on Wednesday.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Illegal substances creating ‘violent and volatile’ prisons – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2017 in drug abuse, news, prison officers, prisons, violence by sally

‘A “violent and volatile prison population” is being fuelled by better access to so-called legal highs, a union has said.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk