Royal Appointment of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons.

The Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC, has announced the Royal Appointment of Charlie Taylor as the Chief Inspector of Prisons (HMCI Prisons) for a tenure of three years. His appointment will commence on 1 November 2020 and run until 31 October 2023. Mr Taylor’s appointment follows a report from … More Royal Appointment of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons.

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

Two Inmates Guilty of HMP Whitemoor Attack

Two UK Prisoners from HMP Whitemoor who tried to murder a prison officer have been convicted following an investigation by the UK’s London Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command. Brusthom Ziamani, 25 (18.08.95) and Baz Macaulay Hockton, 26 (29.01.94) were both convicted at the Old Bailey today, Wednesday 7 October, of attempted murder. Ziamani was also … More Two Inmates Guilty of HMP Whitemoor Attack

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

Four New Prisons Boost Rehabilitation and Support UK Economy

Four new prisons are to be built across England over the next six years – boosting efforts to cut crime and kickstart the economy. The first new jail will be built next to HMP Full Sutton, in East Yorkshire, and work is underway to identify locations for a further prison in the North-West of England … More Four New Prisons Boost Rehabilitation and Support UK Economy

Prison Estate in UK Expanded to Protect NHS From Coronavirus Risk

Across the estate Prisons are moving towards single-cell accommodation, as much as possible, to limit the spread of infection and the number of deaths. The first wave of 500 temporary cells to be installed at prisons Extra prison space will limit the spread of Coronavirus in jails Builds on Government’s action to protect staff, prisoners … More Prison Estate in UK Expanded to Protect NHS From Coronavirus Risk

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

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