Longer sentences will not cut crime, say prison experts – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson’s hardline approach to justice will not cut crime and will only pile pressure on overstretched prisons, expert campaigners have said, as research reveals life sentences have already risen sharply.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2020

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Prison counsellor jailed for smuggling drugs after inmates threatened him to become courier – Daily Telegraph

‘A prison counsellor has been jailed for smuggling drugs inside a jail after he was threatened by inmates to become a courier when he scuppered their deals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2020

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High number of prison deaths are preventable, says damning new report – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2020 in inquests, mental health, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, standards, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The persistently high death toll in prisons is a “national scandal”, with too many deaths avoidable, according to a new report published on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2020

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Proportion of UK prisoners with drug problem doubles in five years – study – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2020 in drug abuse, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, statistics by sally

‘The proportion of prisoners developing a drug problem in custody has more than doubled in the past five years, research suggests.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2020

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Man arrested over killing of paedophile Richard Huckle – BBC News

‘A man has been arrested in connection with the death of one of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2020

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Prison staff misconduct investigations rise by third – BBC News

‘Investigations into alleged misconduct by prison staff have risen by a third in a year, figures have revealed.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2020

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Blind sex offender cannot take guide dog to prison – BBC News

‘A man who sexually abused a 10-year-old girl has been jailed for seven years.’

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BBC News, 2nd January 2020

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Government accused of ignoring ‘calamitous failings’ caused by its own budget cuts with justice review – The Independent

‘Legal campaigners have attacked the government’s announcement of a royal commission on the criminal justice system for “ignoring” the impact of its own budget cuts.’

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The Independent, 19th December 2019

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Murder victim Andre Aderemi’s mum ‘outraged’ at killer’s Snapchat video – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2019 in bereavement, families, murder, news, prisons, telecommunications, victims, video recordings by sally

‘A convicted murderer will be “disciplined” after posting a Snapchat video of himself in prison appearing to “mock” the family of the person he stabbed to death.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2019

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Joseph McCann guilty of horrific rapes after being freed by mistake – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2019 in child abuse, early release, inquiries, news, parole, prisons, probation, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘Joseph McCann, who has been convicted of a horrific series of rapes and kidnappings against 11 women and children, was freed in error to commit his crimes after authorities failed to realise he should have been in jail for a previous violent offence.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2019

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Prisons put terrorists on waiting list to receive help to deradicalise – The Guardian

‘Convicted terrorists are having to be put on waiting lists for the main government-backed programme that will turn them away from violent extremism, an expert has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2019

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Second terror suspect returned to prison as officers begin working through list of 69 suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2019 in early release, imprisonment, news, police, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, terrorism by tracey

‘A total of 69 violent jihadists, who have been released from prison early, will have their licence conditions tightened as part of the government’s crackdown in the wake of Usman Khan’s London Bridge attack.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2019

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Midwives Demand NHS Gives Pregnant Prisoners Specialist Carers – Rights Info

Posted November 12th, 2019 in midwives, news, pregnancy, prisons by sally

‘NHS trusts must ensure that pregnant inmates in prisons across the country are cared for by specialist midwives, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has urged.’

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Rights Info, 12th November 2019

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IPP sentencing regime in England and Wales called ‘deeply harmful’ – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2019 in imprisonment, news, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Justice officials in England and Wales are facing renewed calls to deal with thousands of prisoners still jailed under an abolished Kafkaesque sentencing regime that a report has branded “deeply harmful” for families.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2019

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A third of women at the biggest female jail are spending just three weeks or less in prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 5th, 2019 in homelessness, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘A third of the inmates at Europe’s largest female jail spend three weeks or under behind bars, watchdogs have revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th November 2019

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Outcomes for children in custody worse than a decade ago, says report – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2019 in children, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, standards, statistics, young offenders by sally

‘The government has failed to capitalise on the “remarkable” fall in the number of children in youth custody, with outcomes for those sent to prison worse than a decade ago, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2019

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Prisons in England and Wales are facing a safety crisis, warn MPs – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2019 in budgets, health & safety, news, prisons by sally

‘The prison system in England and Wales is in an “appalling” state of crisis, lacking decency or security and no clear plan for desperately needed change, MPs have warned in a report that raises questions over the government’s pledges on prisons ahead of an election.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2019

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Prisoner rehabilitation does not work, says former prisons boss – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2019 in news, prisons, rehabilitation by tracey

‘A former director general of the Prison Service has said rehabilitation of offenders in jail does not work and should be scrapped.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2019

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Pregnant In Prison: ‘I Told Them The Baby Was Coming And Ended Up Giving Birth In My Cell’ – Rights Info

‘A newborn baby recently died in prison after a woman gave birth alone in her cell at night.’

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Rights Info, 16th October 2019

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Gang member jailed for 15 years for ‘ride-out’ and running drugs line from prison – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A member of one of Waltham Forest’s organised crime groups who took part in ‘ride-out’ against a rival gang before going on to run a drugs line from inside prison, has been jailed for 15 years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th October 2019

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