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

Prison Visitor Jailed for Smuggling Drugs into HMP Berwyn

A woman has been jailed after she was caught smuggling drugs worth thousands of pounds into HMP Berwyn, the largest prison in England and Wales and the 2nd largest in Europe.  Berwyn prison opened in February 2017 and is a  smoke-free closed rehabilitation establishment which holds 2,106 category C men.   The woman was intercepted by … More Prison Visitor Jailed for Smuggling Drugs into HMP Berwyn

New Support Plan to Improve UK Jails

A new intensive support programme will help challenging jails to improve safety and rehabilitation, UK Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer announced today. The Prison Performance Support Programme (PPSP) replaces Special Measures and will offer a significant package of tailored support managed from a dedicated operations room. HMP Wormwood Scrubs, Bedford and Feltham among first to benefit … More New Support Plan to Improve UK Jails

Employment Hotline Opens for Offenders in Scotland’s Largest Prison

Prisoners in Scotland’s largest prison are to receive enhanced employment support in a bid to reduce re-offending rates in Scotland. Minister for Welfare Delivery Will Quince announced recently, during a visit to HM Prison Barlinnie, that it is the latest prison to take part in a scheme where those close to release are to be … More Employment Hotline Opens for Offenders in Scotland’s Largest Prison