• May 8, 2017

    Figures released today by the Prison Reform Trust to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week reveal that our overcrowded and overstretched prisons are struggling to meet the needs of the high numbers of people in their care with a mental health need or learning disability.

  • February 13, 2017

    Prisons need a profound culture change to prevent people from losing their lives through suicide, according to a report published today (13 February 2017) by Centre for Mental Health and the Howard League for Penal Reform.

  • January 10, 2017

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report on Hewell prison, published today.

  • 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.

  • May 9, 2016

    The families of three young men who died in Glen Parva prison have called  for more action to prevent suicides as Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons published its latest inspection report on the jail.

  • November 24, 2015

    Why is the government so determined to protect British people from dying at the hands of terrorists, but completely unconcerned about British people dying as a result of its own policies?

  • May 5, 2015

    I have never felt that voting was so important. For many people, the result of this election could, quite literally, be a matter of life and death.