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Ministry of Justice figures show a complex picture of a prison service making heroic strides in some areas while struggling to cope with the impact of rising prison numbers and cuts to prison staff and budgets.
A new report from the TUC reveals the scale of private sector involvement in the UK prison and probation service,the majority of contracts being held by just three companies.
The Howard League says that a shocking rise in prison violence cannot simply be attributed to the increasing prison population.
The Howard League for Penal Reform has launched a campaign seeking to halt the relentless rise in the UK prison population and address the underlying causes of crime.
The bishop to the Prison Service today backed penal reformers' calls for a thorough evaluation of prison privatisation.