Category - prisons

  • January 1, 2017

    “David Cameron has been in Leeds preaching to businessmen the virtues of what he calls ‘the smart state’.

  • December 19, 2016

    Two briefings have been published which present learning from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Prison Reform Fellowships. From 2010–2015, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust funded Travelling Fellowships with a particular focus on prison reform across the world. The Fellowships are the result of an innovative partnership between WCMT and the Prison Reform Trust.

  • December 8, 2016

    The 30 most overcrowded prisons in England and Wales are twice as likely to be rated as failing by the prison service compared with prisons overall, a new analysis published with the latest annual edition of the Prison Reform Trust’s Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile, supported by the Bromley Trust, reveals.

  • November 28, 2016

    More than 100 people have lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales so far this year, an all-time record, it is revealed today (28 November 2016 ) as two charities publish new research on how to make jails safer.

  • November 15, 2016

    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report, Children in Custody 2015-16: an analysis of 12 to 18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experience in secure training centres and young offender institutions will be published today.

  • November 2, 2016

    The prison population in England and Wales has gone over 85,000 after an increase of more than 1,000 people from the beginning of September, statistics published on 28 October 2016 by the Ministry of Justice have revealed.

  • October 31, 2016

    The number of people dying in prison has risen by 21 per cent in a year as safety in jails deteriorates further and faster, figures seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal.

  • September 27, 2016

    Six in 10 women do not have homes to go to on release from prison, a  new report published  by the Prison Reform Trust and Women in Prison has found.

  • August 31, 2016

    The number of frontline officers working in public-sector prisons has fallen over the last year, despite Ministry of Justice plans to recruit additional staff to help respond to the highest levels of violence, suicide and self-injury since recording practices began.

  • July 29, 2016

    Deaths, assaults and self-injury are rising in prisons, with safety deteriorating at a faster rate year after year, figures seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform revealed yesterday.