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Government plans to build Britain’s biggest prison are a "titanic waste of money that will do nothing to cut crime", says the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Overcrowding and high reoffending rates are the norm in the prison system according to an analysis of recent statistics by the Prison Reform Trust.
Arizona’s cruel prison isolation regime is dehumanising inmates and the authorities are failing to care for their basic physical and mental health.
The Howard League for Penal Reform has revealed that the imprisonment of women in the UK separates at least 17,000 children from their mothers every year.
Children whose parents are in prison will today address a meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva.
A research team from Lancaster University has insisted that crime could be reduced by five per cent if gambling problems were effectively addressed.
The Prison Reform Trust has commented on the government's proposals for all offenders sentenced to four years or more to be automatically barred from registering to vote.
Prison educators at more than seventy institutions are on strike today in response to an attempt by their employer to increase working hours and change pay scales.
The Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe has given the UK coalition government three months in which to overturn the blanket ban on sentenced prisoners voting.
The Howard League has revealed today that the prison service has failed to investigate 1,443 recorded incidents of violent and sexual assaults in prisons.