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.

How are our prisons changing?

The latest edition of the Prison Reform Trust’s Bromley Briefings shows the desperate state of the prison system in revealing detail.

The future prison

New RSA project “the Future Prison” seeks to develop a blueprint for a new prison system which has rehabilitation at its heart.

Global Prison Trends 2016

The second annual Global Prison Trends publication from Penal Reform International provides a fascinating insight into the use of incarceration across the world

Preventing prison suicide

Not only did prison exacerbate existing problems because they were not appropriately addressed within the prison system, but imprisonment made many prisoners feel powerless to deal with issues such as their children’s wellbeing.

The true horrors of using NPS in prison

A report by User Voice for the NHS confirms that synthetic cannabinoid Spice is the most popular drug in prison and causes serious health & security problems. Its popularity is attributed to its “bird killing” properties.

Improving prison healthcare

New draft NICE guidelines set out seven key areas to ensure that prisoners receive same standard of care for their physical health as people in the community.

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