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Prison reformers have expressed dismay at the determination of the majority of Westminster MPs to defy a legal ruling against the ban on prisoners voting.
The government is seeeking to limit the right to vote to prisoners serving sentences of less than one year
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System says funding cuts are a "challenge" and the coalition must support women in the penal system.
The number of people dying in prison in unexplained, ‘unclassified’ circumstances has tripled in one year, the Howard League for Penal Reform has revealed.
Being able to exercise a vote is an important symbol of being a citizen says Tim Newell. Trusting prisoners with a vote is a sign that they remain members of our community.
Democracy and penal reform campaigners have warmly welcomed the news that thousands of prisoners in the UK are to get the right to vote.
London magistrates are sending more women to prison for short periods than any other area in England and Wales, the Howard League for Penal Reform revealed today.
The Catholic Church has indicated its willingess to get involved with the opportunity presented by the Conservatives' 'Big Society' project.
Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has questioned the deterrent effect of imprisonment and severe prison sentencing.