Three girls in England held in male offender institution for months

Three girls have been held in an all-boys prison for at least eight months owing to “appalling” and systemic failures in the prison system, MPs and campaigners have said. The girls, aged 15 to 18, were transferred to the UK’s biggest prison for boys following […]

Failing to teach prisoners to read is “huge missed opportunity”

Failing to teach prisoners to read leaves up to half unable to access vital rehabilitative education while in prison, according to new research by Ofsted and HMI Prisons. Without the ability to read, released prisoners will find it harder to […]

Opportunities for the economically inactive participants – Luton and Bedfordshire

An Employment Support Programme in the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership Area. This programme is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund. Programme aim The purpose of the Programme is to support unemployed or […]

Murder accused Jai Singh ‘denied appropriate care’ before death, court told

A husband accused of murdering his wife died behind bars after prison staff allegedly failed to offer him mental health support, a court has heard. Jai Singh Puni – also known as Jai Singh – died at HMP Birmingham while he awaited […]

HM Prison and Probation Service spends almost £100m on a new case-management system, only to scrap it

HM Prison and Probation Service spent £98.2m on a new case-management system, only to scrap it before it was finished, the Ministry of Justice’s annual report and accounts have revealed. The case-management system was part of HMPPS’ Electronic Monitoring Programme, which […]

Offenders to be banned from drinking to cut alcohol-fuelled crime

offenders known to reoffend after drinking will face alcohol bans sobriety will be enforced with alcohol monitoring tags worn for up to a year offenders with an alcohol ban on community sentences have stayed sober on 97 percent of the […]

Double child killer Colin Pitchfork recalled to prison

Double child killer Colin Pitchfork has been arrested and recalled to prison, the Ministry of Justice said, after he was released two months ago. It is understood he was returned to custody on Friday over a breach of his licence […]

Birmingham stabbings: man given minimum 21-year prison sentence

A man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia who killed a 23-year-old man and injured seven others in a violent stabbing spree in Birmingham last year has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 21 years. Zephaniah McLeod, […]

Record numbers of graduates go straight to jail

The biggest ever cohort of prison officers to join the service through the Unlocked Graduates scheme step on to prison wings this week. Over 130 new officers are taking up roles at 23 prisons across the country, revealing the growing […]

Ministry of Justice data shows there were 7,479 assaults on prison staff nationally in the 12 months to March 2021.

On her second visit to the Isle of Wight since taking up office in May, Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, heard how prison officers feel that they are not being treated fairly when they are the victim of an […]

HMP Frankland prisoner dies in hospital after seven-hour delay in calling for ambulance

A serial rapist who called himself ‘The Ripper’ has died in hospital while serving a life sentence at HMP Frankland. Duwayne Henry was jailed in March 2015 after subjecting three sex workers to horrifying attacks, believing they would be less […]

Deporting young adult migrant offenders who have spent most of their lives in the UK

Supreme CourtPublished August 3, 2021Sanambar v Secretary of State for the Home DepartmentBefore Lord Reed, Lord Hodge, Lord Sales, Lord Stephens and Sir Declan Morgan[2021] UKPC 30Judgment July 16, 2021 Before a young adult migrant who had lawfully spent the […]

Police following Streatham attacker shot him dead, inquest told

A convicted terrorist who went on a knife rampage wearing a fake bomb belt within days of his release from jail was shot dead by officers following him, an inquest has heard. Police had tried to block the release of […]


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