Operation Elveden: Ex-prison officers jailed for tabloid leaks – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2015 in disclosure, media, misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers, sentencing by tracey

‘Two former prison officers have been jailed for leaking information about inmates to newspapers.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Humber Prison report: Wolds and Everthorpe merger ‘traumatic’ – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2015 in assault, delay, health & safety, news, prison officers, prisons, reports, standards by tracey

‘The merger of two prisons in East Yorkshire has been “traumatic and prolonged”, inspectors have found.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-prison officer found guilty of leaking stories to Daily Mirror – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2015 in media, misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers by tracey

‘A former prison officer from top security HMP Belmarsh has been found guilty of leaking stories about celebrity inmates to the Daily Mirror over six years.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gove admits the UK sentencing framework needs to be more sensitive, & 7 more things we learned at the 2015 Howard League AGM – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Since his appointment as Justice Secretary & Lord Chancellor in May this year, the Rt Hon Michael Gove has maintained a fairly low profile. Aside from his Making Prisons Work speech in July, Mr Gove’s plans for the future of the Criminal Justice System have not been very clearly outlined. Although since his swearing in, to the delight of many, Gove has managed to overturn the previous Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling’s ban on books for prisoners; scrapped plans to create a super youth prison; and halted massively controversial plans for the UK to undertake Saudi Arabian prison training contracts.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th November 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Ex-prison officer jailed for selling George Michael stories to the Sun – The Guardian

‘A former prison officer has been jailed for 12 months for selling stories about George Michael’s time behind bars to the Sun.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prison smoking ban begins in 2016 despite fears of unrest – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2015 in health & safety, news, prison officers, prisons, smoking, statistics by sally

‘A complete ban on smoking in prisons in England and Wales is to be phased in from January, despite warnings from prison governors that it risked making jails more unstable.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MP privacy rules broken ‘deliberately’ in jail phone monitoring – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 17th, 2015 in interception, news, parliament, prison officers, prisons, privacy by tracey

‘Independent report reveals new details of how prison officers listened in to telephone calls between MPs and prisoners from their constituencies.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Staff-prisoner relationships are key to managing suicide risk in prison, say researchers – The Independent

Posted July 6th, 2015 in news, prison officers, prisons, suicide by sally

‘Identifying and managing vulnerable prisoners requires the building of staff-prisoner relationships, says new research on prisoner suicide.’

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The Independent, 4th July 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Belmarsh prison officer guilty of being paid mole for reporter – The Guardian

‘A prison officer at Belmarsh high-security prison has been found guilty of being the paid mole of a reporter working at the Daily Mirror and News of the World over five years.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Operation Elveden: Ex-prison officer jailed for celebrity tips – BBC News

‘A former prison officer has been jailed for 10 months for selling “salacious gossip” about celebrity inmates to two national newspapers.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2015

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CPS seeks retrial for prison officer after conviction quashed – The Guardian

‘A prison officer whose conviction over leaks to newspapers was quashed by the court of appeal is facing a retrial, it has been confirmed.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Crown Prosecution Service considers News of the World journalist retrial – The Guardian

‘A crunch meeting at the Crown Prosecution Service is taking place on Monday to decide whether to retry a journalist over leaks from a public official.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Operation Elveden: Court quashes reporter’s conviction – BBC News

‘An ex-News of the World reporter who was found guilty of paying a prison officer for information has had their conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK justice minister ‘complacent’ over 38% rise in prison deaths, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2015 in budgets, death in custody, news, prison officers, prisons, sentencing, violence by sally

‘The justice secretary has been accused of complacency by a cross-party group of MPs for denying any link between prison staffing cuts and a sudden rise in self-inflicted deaths and violence inside jails in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Young offender rehabilitation staff criticised – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2015 in news, prison officers, probation, rehabilitation, reports, young offenders by sally

‘Work to stop young offenders committing more crimes after their release from custody is hampered by “distrust” among the staff responsible, inspectors say.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2015

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Prison officer Mark Blake ‘justified’ leaks to The Sun – BBC News

‘An officer at a Serco-run immigration centre justified leaking stories to The Sun by claiming the firm turned a blind eye to corruption, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2015

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Prison officer admits selling Jon Venables details to the Sun – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2015 in media, news, prison officers, privacy, professional conduct by sally

‘A prison officer has pleaded guilty to selling information about one of James Bulger’s killers to the Sun newspaper.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2015

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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

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

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk