• January 26, 2018

    The Ministry of Justice has published the latest Safety in Custody statistics which cover deaths, self-harm and assaults in prison custody in England and Wales.

  • January 18, 2018

    The suggestion that people in the UK have died, and are dying, because of government policies is sometimes dismissed as extreme.

  • January 10, 2018

    Inspectors found Cookham Wood young offender institution, holding 161 boys, to be less safe and more violent than at the previous inspection in 2016, with little evidence of an effective strategy to reduce violence.

  • December 8, 2017

    The Prison Reform Trust says only a reduction in the size of the prison population can reduce overcrowding, as analysis finds the government's prison building plans are severely underfunded.

  • December 5, 2017

    The Chief Inspector of Prisons has welcomed a new protocol allowing him to publicly demand urgent action by the Secretary of State for Justice to improve jails with significant problems.

  • December 2, 2017

    Enabling people in prison to take responsibility for day to day life encourages a greater sense of autonomy and self-respect and contributes to better decision making by prison managers, according to a new report from the Prison Reform Trust.

  • November 23, 2017

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ annual report on the experiences of detained children aged 12 to 18.

  • November 14, 2017

    Dangerously low staffing levels, a poorly-defined job description, insufficient training and a perceived lack of decision-making power have left prison officers feeling ignored, ineffective and unable to achieve their aims.

  • November 8, 2017

    HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire had failed to tackle a significant drugs problem – particularly with the synthetic cannabis Spice – which generated violence and bullying and "a sense of hopelessness"among prisoners, according to a report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons

  • September 27, 2017

    The Prison Reform Trust has published its response to HM Treasury’s consultation on this year’s Budget, which highlights concerns about the viability of the Ministry of Justice’s prison building programme in light of the projected increase in prison numbers.