New Skills Fund to Unlock £500m Per Year Employment Potential of UK Prison Population Supporting Efforts to Rebuild After Covid

Unlocking the skills potential of the UK’s prison population could put £500million a year back into the economy in lowering reoffending rates alone[1], a much-needed boost as we seek to rebuild the economy following Covid, new analysis from the City & Guilds Foundation suggests. The findings come as City & Guilds, the leading skills development … More New Skills Fund to Unlock £500m Per Year Employment Potential of UK Prison Population Supporting Efforts to Rebuild After Covid

New UK Prison to Create Jobs and Boost Economy

Hundreds of jobs will be created as construction work on a new £286 million prison in Leicestershire gets underway, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer announced today (2 September 2020). Work will now begin on a category C resettlement prison at the shovel-ready site, previously the location of HMP Glen Parva, after the government signed a contract … More New UK Prison to Create Jobs and Boost Economy

New Guidelines Issued for Prisons and Detention Centres in the UK

The UK Ministry of Justice together with Public Health England have issued updated guidelines regarding COVID-19: in prisons and other prescribed places of detention guidance. This guidance will assist healthcare staff and custodial and detention staff in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19) in prescribed places of detention (PPDs). The following establishments in England are included within the … More New Guidelines Issued for Prisons and Detention Centres in the UK

UK – Offender Rehabilitation Drive Boosted by New Release On Temporary Licence rules

One year on from the launch of the prisons Education and Employment Strategy, 230 additional businesses, including Pret A Manger and Greene King, have joined the UK Ministry of Justice’s flagship offender work placement scheme, the New Futures Network (NFN). One year since prison Education and Employment Strategy, 230 additional businesses have joined the New … More UK – Offender Rehabilitation Drive Boosted by New Release On Temporary Licence rules

New Search Teams to Disrupt and Deter Violence in UK Prisons

UK Justice Secretary, David Gauke,  announced specialist search teams to be rolled out across the country with more than 100 officers being recruited. Teams will work in prisons to combat drugs, drones and mobiles Roll-out will cost £4.3 million and is the latest step in £70 million plan to combat gangs and organised crime in … More New Search Teams to Disrupt and Deter Violence in UK Prisons

UK Minister Announces ’10 Prisons Project’ to Develop New Model of Excellence

Prisons Minister Rory Stewart announced a new project to tackle the most persistent and urgent problems facing 10 of the most challenging prisons in the UK  The project will focus on challenging violent and disruptive behaviour and includes £10 million funding to fight drugs, improve security and, crucially, boost leadership capabilities through new training. The … More UK Minister Announces ’10 Prisons Project’ to Develop New Model of Excellence

UK Ministry of Justice Announces Record Numbers of New Prison Officer Recruits

Government on track to hit target of 2,500 new officers by 2018. Prison officer recruitment numbers are at their highest since records began, according to new figures released today by Justice Secretary David Lidington. From January 2017 there has been a net increase of 868 new prison officers joining the hard-working and dedicated staff in our … More UK Ministry of Justice Announces Record Numbers of New Prison Officer Recruits

G4S to Deliver Technology for French Electronic Monitoring Programme

A consortium, led by G4S, announces it has won a €30m contract to provide the latest electronic monitoring equipment. A consortium led by G4S, the world’s leading security company, announces it has won a four-year contract valued at €30m to provide its latest electronic monitoring equipment and software for the Ministry of Justice in France. … More G4S to Deliver Technology for French Electronic Monitoring Programme

Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons

A huge haul of drugs and mobile phones has been recovered since the introduction of detection measures to crackdown on prison contraband. 225kg of illicit drugs recovered from prisons in 2016 over 20,000 mobile phones and sim cards recovered criminals using drones to smuggle phones and drugs into prisons jailed for a combined total of over … More Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons