Government Launches Root-and-Branch Review Of The UK Parole System

A Root-and-Branch review of the parole system in England and Wales has been launched by Justice Minister, Lucy Frazer QC, to help improve public trust and victim confidence. The review will build on recent reforms to improve the transparency of the Parole Board’s work but will also look at more fundamental changes. This will include … More Government Launches Root-and-Branch Review Of The UK Parole System

UK Government Announce Early Prisoner Releases

Risk-assessed prisoners who are within two months of their release date will be temporarily released from jail, as part of the national plan to protect the NHS and save lives. Plan to protect the NHS from further pressure Measures will also benefit brave prison staff Selected low-risk offenders, within weeks of their release dates, will … More UK Government Announce Early Prisoner Releases

In Response to COVID-19 UNODC in Lebanon Acts to Protect the Most Vulnerable in Prisons

In response to the growing health concerns posed by COVID-19, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa launched an awareness-raising campaign for the juvenile wing in Roumieh Prison, the Moubadara facility for girls and the Barbar Khazen Prison for women in Beirut. The uncertainty … More In Response to COVID-19 UNODC in Lebanon Acts to Protect the Most Vulnerable in Prisons

Minister of Justice Confirms 75 escapees From Pedro Juan Caballero Penitentiary

Paraguay  –  The Minister of Justice, Cecilia Pérez, clarified that 75 inmates escaped at dawn this Sunday (19.01.2020) from the Pedro Juan Caballero Penitentiary. Reinforcements of military and police forces are being deployed in that area of ​​the country and an investigation has already been opened by the institution and the Public Ministry. “From now … More Minister of Justice Confirms 75 escapees From Pedro Juan Caballero Penitentiary

Brazil’s prison system at breaking point

The prison system in Brazil is at breaking point with 249,000 more prisoners currently detained than the system can officially accommodate. Riots and escapes are an almost daily occurrence, with news of brutality beyond compare being shown through the global press and social media. Ancient and run down prisons built to house a few hundred … More Brazil’s prison system at breaking point

Prisoners in court over rioting in Birmingham jail

Four prisoners have today appeared in court charged  with “taking part in a prison mutiny intending to overthrow lawful authority” at HMP Birmingham on Friday 16th December 2016. The 12-hour riot at HMP Birmingham, one of Britain’s biggest prisons, involved over 600 of the 1,450 inmates and spread through every one of the 11 wings of … More Prisoners in court over rioting in Birmingham jail