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All the latest news: Reform Safety Policy

Here you can find over 600 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 old are our prisons?

An interactive infographic showing the age and capacity of all the prisons in England and Wales.

Children leaving custody “set up to fail”

Children and young people released from young offender institutions are getting too little support in the community and are being “set up to fail”, according to a new report by the Prison and Probation inspectorates.

Prison population set to drop slightly

Official prison population projection predicts a short time fall in the prison population but acknowledges that recent policy announcements might reverse this.

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