HMP Winchester Still Unsatisfactory Despite Extra Staff & Funding

The 2018/19 Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) Annual Report for HMP Winchester is published today. The independent monitors say that, despite progress since their highly critical report last year, the prison’s performance is still unsatisfactory in a number of areas. In its 2018/19 annual report (PDF) released today, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) notes that, in the year to … More HMP Winchester Still Unsatisfactory Despite Extra Staff & Funding

1,400 New Prison Places Approved at Full Sutton – UK

Jail is the first milestone in the UK Prime Minister’s pledge for 10,000 new prison places. green light for new 1,440-capacity prison in East Yorkshire new prison will create jobs and boost local economy Plans for a new modern jail at Full Sutton have been approved, paving the way for the first of the 10,000 … More 1,400 New Prison Places Approved at Full Sutton – UK

10 Prisons Project Sees Drops in Violence and Drugs

Violence and drug use at some of the UK’s most challenging prisons in England and Wales have fallen following a trailblazing year-long programme, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer MP announced today (22 August 2019).  The 10 Prisons Project was a ground-breaking attempt to turn around some of the most difficult jails through enhanced security, strong leadership … More 10 Prisons Project Sees Drops in Violence and Drugs

£100 Million Crackdown on Crime in UK Prisons

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars, the government announced 13 August 2019. The investment will target all types of crime in prison; from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm, to gang kingpins continuing to run their operations from jail, … More £100 Million Crackdown on Crime in UK Prisons

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

POA Calls Time for Action From UK Gov After Prison Officer Has Throat Slashed

A Prison Officer at HMP Nottingham has been attacked by a Prisoner and had his throat slashed which required 17 sutures on Sunday morning 14th April 2019. The Officer has now been discharged from hospital and recovering at home. The POA – The Professional Trades Union for Prison, Correctional & Secure Psychiatric Workers in the UK,  are informed … More POA Calls Time for Action From UK Gov After Prison Officer Has Throat Slashed

PCC’s Present Plan to UK Government to Tackle Organised Crime in Prisons

Four Police and Crime Commissioners in the West Midlands,  are presenting to the UK Government a hard-hitting six-month study into crime in prisons after months of research and multi-agency work. The in-depth look at crime behind bars also presents a future plan for straightforward solutions to tackle criminality across the prisons estate. Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire’s Commissioner … More PCC’s Present Plan to UK Government to Tackle Organised Crime in Prisons

Mother and Son Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into HMP Pentonville Prison

A mother and son have been sentenced for smuggling drugs into HMP Pentonville Prison. Gary Grannells, 40, was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Tuesday, 12 February, to three years and four months’ imprisonment for Possession of Controlled Drug of Class B with Intent to Supply. He also received one year and four months’ sentence … More Mother and Son Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into HMP Pentonville Prison

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