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 safety reaches new low

October 2016 Ministry of Justice Safety in Custody statistics show an unrelenting and rapid increase in the numbers of suicides, assaults and self-harm

A blueprint for prison reform

The long-awaited Future Prison report from the RSA, “A matter of conviction” sets out a blueprint for prison reform & a challenge to politicians of all parties.

Young offenders need care not custody

National Association for Youth Justice report calls for abolition of YOIs and STCs, instead placing all children in custody in Secure Care Homes.

We imprison children too far from home

One of the side-effects of imprisoning fewer children is that more are kept further from home making it difficult for families to visit regularly.

Prison staff the key to penal reform

RSA Future Prison report due out at end of October expected to argue that empowering front line prison staff is key to developing a more rehabilitative system.

Murder in prison

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman investigates six homicides of prisoners in the last year – the biggest total in living memory.

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