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.

Prison punishments up 34%

The Howard League finds that prisoners were sentenced to almost 800 years extra imprisonment in 2016 via the adjudications system, a jump of more than a third.

Hidden prison facts

New FOI releases shed light on prison staff sickness and discipline and the number of mobile phones found in our prisons.

Pushing on with prison reform

Rachel O’Brien says the New Futures Network will drive prison reform on the ground and argues that reform is the only way to return safety and positive regimes.

Prisoners solve cold cases

Police services in the US and Netherlands distribute cold case playing cards and calendars to get prisoners’ help in solving cold cases.

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