• April 26, 2017

    A judicial review, brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform on behalf of a boy who has been held in prolonged solitary confinement in a London prison, has been heard by the High Court.

  • April 3, 2017

    Only one in 100 prisoners who made an allegation of discrimination against prison staff had their case upheld by the prison. By contrast, three in four staff (76 per cent) reports of alleged discrimination by a prisoner were upheld, an in-depth research report by the Zahid Mubarek Trust and the Prison Reform Trust reveals.

  • March 3, 2017

    A Bristol-based charity, Life Cycle UK, has won the Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Rehabilitation 2017. Its innovative Bike Back project at HMP Bristol recreates the environment of a working bike shop in a prison.

  • 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 26, 2017

    An all-time record number of people lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales last year, figures seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform confirm today.

  • 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.