UKPA – Drive to Employ Ex-offenders Attracts Over 120 Businesses

More than 120 further businesses have registered to work with prisons and set offenders on a path to employment, UK Justice Secretary, David Gauke revealed. The businesses have come forward in the 6 months since the launch of the Education and Employment Strategy, which set out a series of measures to boost prisoners’ skills while in … More UKPA – Drive to Employ Ex-offenders Attracts Over 120 Businesses

Controversial Prison Officer Safety Equipment Rolled Out Across UK

UK Prisons Minister, Rory Stewart announced that Prison Officers across the UK will be equipped with  PAVA Incompacitant spray (synthetic pepper spray) to help keep them safe and maintain order.  Following a successful pilot conducted by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, (HMPPS), who have made the decision to roll out nationally, a £2 million … More Controversial Prison Officer Safety Equipment Rolled Out Across UK

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