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.

Unlocking prison performance

Reform Think Tank sets out a starting point for Michael Gove’s proposed prison league tables, highlights lack of reliable data especially for private prisons

How can we make our prisons safer?

The Justice Committee finds that overall levels of safety in prisons are continuing to deteriorate and demands a MoJ/NOMS action plan with quarterly updates

What does a good prison look like?

Excellent new discussion paper from Clinks looks to develop a constructive dialogue about how our soon-to-be-reformed prison system should look.

Damning Wormwood Scrubs inspection report

Most prisoners still had less than two hours a day out of their cells and we found more than half the population locked behind their doors during the working day.

The latest on prison reforms

Summary of Michael Gove’s appearance before the House of Commons Justice Committee setting out his plans for penal reform.

The voice of probation

The voice of probation – the Probation Institute enters the debate on prison reform arguing for a reinvestment in community sanctions.

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