Wellingborough Jail Contract Awarded and New Name Revealed

G4S has been awarded the contract to manage Wellingborough’s new jail, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer announced 6 October 2020 G4S selected following rigorous competition new jail to be named HMP Five Wells after community consultation prison to open in early 2022 and will deliver a major boost to the local economy The new prison will … More Wellingborough Jail Contract Awarded and New Name Revealed

UK Prison Corruption Unit Arrest Two Staff Members of HMP Berwyn

Officers from the Prison Corruption Unit at the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) have arrested two women aged 29 and 32, who are employed to work at HMP Berwyn, Wrexham on suspicion of misconduct in a public office and possession with intent to supply drugs. The 29 year old was also arrested on … More UK Prison Corruption Unit Arrest Two Staff Members of HMP Berwyn

Extension of Peter Clarke’s tenure as UK HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

The UK Secretary of State has announced an extension of up to six months to Peter Clarke’s term of office as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, commencing 1 May 2020. A campaign to recruit a new Chief Inspector has concluded without an appointment, and a new campaign will be run. Mr Clarke’s extension will … More Extension of Peter Clarke’s tenure as UK HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Controversial Prison Officer Safety Equipment Rolled Out Across UK

UK Prisons Minister, Rory Stewart announced that Prison Officers across the UK will be equipped with  PAVA Incompacitant spray (synthetic pepper spray) to help keep them safe and maintain order.  Following a successful pilot conducted by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, (HMPPS), who have made the decision to roll out nationally, a £2 million … More Controversial Prison Officer Safety Equipment Rolled Out Across UK