Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis, has said that it is “an appalling state of affairs” when someone has to choose between sleeping on the streets or prison, after a report said prisoners are reoffending to get a roof over their heads.
Jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes could be scrapped to relieve pressure on the system, the prisons minister has suggested.
Peter Dawson, the Director of the Prison Reform Trust has said the new scheme to give more prisoners in-cell phones will prevent prisoners’ families becoming involved in the illegal phone trade.
A spokesman for the Prison Officers' Association has said he was "concerned" that companies working with offenders were "paying pennies", and not the minimum wage.
A man who killed three children before hanging their bodies on a fence outside their home has been cleared for release by the Parole Board.
John Westland, 29, supposedly made the comments a day after the body of Liam Deane was found by officers at HMP Leeds
Andrew Burke slit the throat of Cassie Hayes in front of horrified staff and shoppers
A victim of John Worboys has said she is thrilled with the High Court's decision on his release
Judges ruled the Parole Board must make a 'fresh determination' in the case of John Worboys
Lesley Smith was supposed to look after the finances of an elderly woman, however used the money herself
Parole Board speaks during landmark High Court action to prevent 'black cab rapist's' release from jail
Justice Secretary David Gauke is examining a change to decisions on where inmates are held
It is claimed the man used fake documents in order to gain church qualifications
Joseph Boeckmann was charged with witness tampering, wire fraud and corruption
New sentencing guidelines mean domestic abusers are more likely to be handed a prison sentence
Thomas "Bart" Whitaker's father, who was also a victim of his attack, said the death penalty should never have been considered
Human rights groups have slammed the decision to imprison the man again
Former footballer Andy Woodward hopes Barry Bennell will spend the rest of his life in prison for abusing young boys
Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone were arrested in December
The dog walker had been spotted using the bin outside the men's house to put dog poo in
The judge said the images Jon Venables had were vile and heartbreaking
Darren Osborne has been jailed for at least 43 years after ploughing a van into a crowd
Marcel Hesse also killed a man who had confronted him about killing the boy
The 'common thief' was originally praised as a hero and more than £50,000 was raised for him
The woman has admitted to five counts of intercourse with a student in her care at Sydney Grammar School
Robert Lewis was in Magda Palos' home when she came out of the shower
The transgender sex worker is to be sent to a men's prison while awaiting sentencing
MP Sarah Wollaston is calling for tougher laws on stalking
Julia Hartley-Brewer says the only reason John Worboys hasn't committed another rape is because he's been in prison
The mother is currently serving a five year jail term for allegedly plotting to overthrow government in the country, but she denies the claims
Lyle Jeffs was accused of moving around $11million (£8.2 million) worth of food stamp benefits
Sam Naz is said to have travelled to Pakistan and for medical treatment for her daughter, however the judge has labelled this a 'delaying tactic'
Billy Irving has arrived at Glasgow Airport after spending several years in an Indian prison on carrying unlicensed firearms and ammunition charges
The men have been convicted of abnormal sexual relations and inciting debauchery
Serial killer Levi Bellfield allegedly told another prisoner that he committed the murders
The 61-year-old allegedly posted online to say patients should bring money or proof of health insurance to appointments
The male hormone reportedly caused the woman to stop menstruating, grow thicker body hair and seriously damaged her liver
The Sikh Federation UK claims no official charges have been made against Jagtar Singh Johal
Campaigns director at Amnesty International UK, Kerry Moscogiuri, is calling on the public to encourage to government to work on releasing Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Some claim Boris Johnson's comments on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could increase her sentence in Iran
Many taking part in the protest held banners which read 'freedom for political prisoners' and also waved Catalan flag
Eight ex-ministers of the regional Catalan government have been jailed and a request has been made for an arrest warrant against Carles Puigdemont
Bartolo Hernandez and Julio Estrada smuggled Cuban players into the US with false documents
The protest was led by the husband of one of the women, who was jailed last year
Sateki Siale has been jailed for 24 years with a no parole period of 17 years
Those who knew the victims of the shooting have long campaigned to know which prison he is being held in
Anthony Weiner has been handed a prison sentence for sending explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl
One of the prisoners taking part in the hunger strike also did the same last year, not eating for 90 days
Dr Zubaida Haque, a research associate at think tank Runnymede Trust, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the report published by David Lammy