prisons

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform activists ridicule Johnson’s tough stance on crime

Prison reform campaigners have slammed Boris Johnson’s proposal to ‘come down hard’ on violent and sexual offenders as a bid to win votes.

Boris Johnson: More jail time for violent criminals

Boris Johnson: More jail time for violent criminals

The Prime Minister has ordered an urgent review of sentencing which could see violent criminals serving more of their sentence in prison.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Thousands of 'super prolific' offenders spared jail

Thousands of 'super prolific' offenders spared jail

Nearly 4,000 serial offenders were spared jail last year, despite some having as many as 50 previous convictions.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Female offenders should be spared jail, says Labour MP

Female offenders should be spared jail, says Labour MP

Women should not be sent to jail, an MP has said, amid calls for a better system for those who have broken the law.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

It is 'appalling' prisoners are reoffending to not sleep on the street, says homeless charity CEO

It is 'appalling' former prisoners are reoffending to not sleep on the street, says homeless charity CEO

Crisis CEO: It is 'appalling' ex-prisoners are reoffending to avoid the streets

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.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders housed in budget hotels after release, report finds

Convicted sex offenders who should have been closely monitored in bail hostels have instead been housed in budget hotel chains on their release from prison, inspectors have found.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Removing bars from prison windows is ‘common sense’, says prison policy expert

Mark Day from the Prison Reform Trust has said proposals to remove bars from the windows of new prisons are “common sense”, describing it as “yesterday’s technology”.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Prison officers to be armed with pepper spray to tackle violence

Prison officers to be armed with pepper spray to tackle violence

Prison officers to be armed with pepper spray to tackle violence

Prison officers are to be given canisters of synthetic pepper spray to combat violence in jails, Prisons Minister Rory Stewart has said.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Government takes control of HMP Birmingham from G4S

Government takes control of HMP Birmingham from G4S

The Ministry of Justice has now assumed control of the establishment from G4S for at least six months.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Around one million public sector workers will benefit from the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years

Pay rise for teachers, military and prison officers announced

Pay rise for teachers, military and prison officers announced

Around one million public sector workers will benefit from the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

'Prisoners want people to know what it's like for them', says Ross Kemp

'Prisoners want people to know what it's like for them', says Ross Kemp

'Prisoners want people to know what it's like for them', says Ross Kemp

Ross Kemp has created a documentary in Barlinnie Prison and joined Jon Holmes to reveal more about it

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson on hunger strike with Guantanamo Bay prisoners

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson on hunger strike with Guantanamo Bay prisoners

Labour's Tom Watson on hunger strike with Guantanamo Bay prisoners

Tom Watson has called on Theresa May to help save the lives of the prisoners who are reportedly no longer being force-fed

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Prison riot in Mexico leaves 13 dead and eight in critical condition

Prison riot in Mexico leaves 13 dead and eight in critical condition

Prison riot in Mexico leaves 13 dead and eight in critical condition

The riot is thought to have started due to a gang protesting

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Caller tells Iain Lee his son must suffer in prison so he doesn't go back in

Caller tells Iain Lee his son must suffer in prison so he doesn't go back in

Caller tells Iain Lee his son must suffer in prison so he doesn't go back in

Alan explained that he wouldn't pay for a solicitor for his son because he shouldn't get off for something that he did

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

former prisoner challenges Prison and Probations Minister to speak up about 'deathtrap' prisons

Former inmate challenges Prison Minister to speak up about 'deathtraps'

'Prisons are deathtraps, the Ministry of Justice's silence is deafening'

Codey called on Sam Gyimah to speak up in an interview with James Whale and Ash Gould

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ministry of Justice report 'symptomatic of everything wrong' in prison service, says POA representative

Prison officers' union blasts Government after report shows wrongful releases at record high

Prison officers' union blasts Government after 'wrongful release' report

Steve Gillan, the Prison Officers Association's General Secretary, spoke to Paul Ross about UK prison services

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

'Claiming paedophiles should be rehabilitated rather than imprisoned is heartless', says Karen Danczuk

Paedophile rehab idea is heartless and disgusting, says Karen Danczuk

Paedophile rehab idea is heartless and disgusting, says Karen Danczuk

Chief constable Simon Bailey has claimed paedophiles who view indecent images but don't go any further should be rehabilitated rather than put in jail

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Low-risk paedophiles: 'The criminal justice system has gone wrong, all paedophiles should be in prison', says former chief superintendent

'The criminal justice system has gone wrong, all paedophiles should be in prison', says former chief superintendent

'The criminal justice system is wrong, all paedophiles should be in prison'

Chief constable Simon Bailey has said that paedophiles who view indecent images but don't go any further should not be jailed, but rehabilitated instead

Prison crisis: 'We may be breeding criminals who are worse than when they went behind bars', says Association of Prison Lawyers

'We may be breeding criminals who are worse than when they went behind bars', says Association of Prison Lawyers

'We may be breeding criminals who are worse than when they went behind bars'

Dangerous prisoners are receiving hundreds of pound in compensation due to delays in the parole process, even when they are turned down for early release

Ministry of Justice warns prison officers they will face legal case over industrial action

Ministry of Justice warns prison officers they will face legal case over industrial action

Ministry of Justice says prison officers will face legal case over strike action

The Ministry of Justice has warned that it will take legal action over 'unlawful' industrial action by prison staff which is set to begin on Wednesday

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

James Whale argues that prison officers are no good at their jobs as contraband gets into prisons

James Whale argues that prison officers are no good at their jobs as contraband gets into prisons

James Whale argues that prison officers are no good at their job

James Whale has criticised prison officers for presiding over 'out of control' jails, but the Prison Officers Association has hit back at this

Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

At least 33 inmates killed in Brazil prison riot

At least 33 inmates killed in Brazil prison riot

At least 33 inmates killed in Brazil prison riot

At least 33 prisoners have been killed in a prison riot in Roraima, Brazil, reports claim the riot began at dawn and was a reaction to prisoners being killed last week

Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

'Children need to be educated about crime, to reduce the number of prisoners in future', says former prisoner - unfinished

Education is the best way to tackle UK prison crisis, says former inmate

Education is the best way to tackle UK prison crisis, says former inmate

The prison system has come under scrutiny after prisoners took control of HMP Swaleside and HMP Birmingham

Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Liz Truss to address MPs on riot at HMP Birmingham

Prison crisis: Liz Truss to address MPs on HMP Birmingham riot

Prison crisis: Liz Truss to address MPs on HMP Birmingham riot

The Justice Secretary will address MPs on the riot at HMP Birmingham, which saw hundreds of inmates wreak havoc last week

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Innocent man appeals for compensation after being given just £60 upon release from 31 years in prison

Innocent man who spent 31 years in prison given just £60 in compensation

Innocent man who spent 31 years in prison given just £60 in compensation

A man who was innocent spent almost all of his adult life in prison, but was only given $75 (£60) upon his release and is now appealing for a larger sum of compensation

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

'How the heck are smartphones smuggled into cells and kept secret' in prisons?, Paul Ross asks

How on earth are smartphones smuggled into prisons, asks Paul Ross

How on earth are smartphones smuggled into prisons, asks Paul Ross

Our breakfast host asks the question after it was reported that a prisoner had smuggled a smartphone into his cell in order to play Xbox Live

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

'We need to take an interest in our prisons, so that people can become good citizens', says former prisoner Erwin James

It's time to start talking about prison, says convict-turned-journalist Erwin James

It's time to start talking about prison, says convict-turned-journalist

Convicted murderer and former prisoner Erwin James told Jonny Gould how he turned his life around, and is now a Guardian columnist and editor of Inside Times

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

'The most dangerous place in Britain tonight, or any night, is in one of Her Majesty's Prisons,' says George Galloway

'The most dangerous place in Britain tonight, or any night, is in one of Her Majesty's Prisons,' says George Galloway

'The most dangerous place in Britain tonight is in one of Her Majesty's Prisons'

George Galloway opened his show on Friday with a monologue revealing his views on prisons in the UK and Donald Trump

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Justice Secretary Liz Truss admits violence in prisons has reached unacceptable levels

Justice Secretary Liz Truss says violence in prisons has reached unacceptable levels

Justice Secretary Liz Truss says rising violence in prisons is unacceptable

"no-fly zones" will be imposed over jails to tackle the 'toxic cocktail' of drugs, drones and mobile phones behind bars

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Islamist extremists to be held in separate prisons after government review

Islamist extremists to be held in separate prisons in government anti-terror plan

Islamist extremists to be held in separate prisons in new anti-terror plan

Ministry of Justice report also suggested 'cultural sensitivity' among staff towards Muslim prisoners could help stop terror hothousing

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The UK's prisons are in 'absolute crisis', talkRADIO has been told.

UK prisons are in 'absolute crisis', claims senior official

UK prisons are in 'absolute crisis', claims senior official

Prison Officers Association general secretary Steve Gillan says action must be taken

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Are prisons too luxurious? Jon Holmes finds out why

Are prisons too luxurious? Jon Holmes finds out the details

Are prisons too luxurious? Jon Holmes finds out the details

A custodial cell was ranked in a poll for best places to stay