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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.

What does prison governor autonomy mean?

Written ministerial statement To accompany the Prisons and Courts Bill published last Thursday (24 February 2017), Justice Secretary Liz Truss published a written ministerial statement

Prison suicide rate doubles in four years

Latest prison safety stats show that the surge in suicides, self-harm and assaults are associated closely with the reduction of resources and staffing levels.

Prisoner reading scheme proves impact

Evaluation of Shannon Trust “Turning Pages” peer based prisoner reading scheme finds significant impact that goes well beyond improved literacy.

Caring for transgender prisoners

Ministry of Justice review into the care and management of transgender offenders even more important following 3rd suicide in just over a year.

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