Prison Posts

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Here you can find over 400 posts tracking every major development in our prisons since 2011. You can read prison safety statistics, find out about prison reform plans and (often lack of progress), positive developments and abject failures. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below.

We remand too many people in prison

Women in Prison detail the impact of the losure of HMP Holloway on all women prisoners, but particularly those in London whose families now have to travel many miles to see them.

After Holloway

Women in Prison detail the impact of the losure of HMP Holloway on all women prisoners, but particularly those in London whose families now have to travel many miles to see them.

An art trail by Women in Prison

To commemorate the centenary of women’s suffrage, the Koestler Trust has produced an art trail of Koestler Award-winning artworks by today’s women prisoners.

Giving a voice to Muslim women in prison

There is a lack of tailored support for Muslim female prisoners; many don’t have contact with family or friends or have to lie about where they are due to cultural issues of shame and family honour.

Spotlight on Parole

Parole Board Chief Exec Martin Jones says it’s not fair to complain about public attitudes to parole decisions while the decision making process remains shrouded in secrecy.

Prison officer recruitment picks up pace

Latest HMPPS workforce stats show a net increase of 715 frontline prison officers over the last three month period. However, experienced staff are still leaving at a rate of almost one in ten every year.

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