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

Justice Secretary calls time on failing prisons in white paper to help cut crime and protect society

November 2016 – London, UK – Justice Secretary embarks on a major shake-up of prisons to help cut £15bn cost of re-offending. More than £100m annually to strengthen the front-line with 2,500 more prison officers Rigorous new standards to get prisoners off drugs and into work Prisoners to be tested for drug use on entry … More Justice Secretary calls time on failing prisons in white paper to help cut crime and protect society