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Banging up young offenders in adult jails is a bad idea

Banging up young offenders in adult jails is a bad idea | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Eric Allison: Chris Grayling should scrap this cost-saving measure that will do nothing to lower the massive reoffending rates of young people
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Prison monitors plan will create confusion - MSPs

Prison monitors plan will create confusion - MSPs | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Replacing prison visiting committees with two types of monitors could “cause real confusion” among inmates, the Scottish Government has been told.
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Prisoners who go on the run face two more years behind bars

Prisoners who go on the run face two more years behind bars | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said the new measure will stop inmates 'getting away' with absconding and result in more fugitives being returned quickly to jail.
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Jail disorder was 'full-scale riot'

Jail disorder was 'full-scale riot' | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
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A disturbance at a jail described as an incident of "concerted indiscipline" by authorities was in fact a "full-scale riot", a prison officer has said.

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Man, 84, dies handcuffed in hospital: UK border control by the GEO Group | openDemocracy

Man, 84, dies handcuffed in hospital: UK border control by the GEO Group | openDemocracy | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
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A shocking report on Harmondsworth, the British immigration lock-up run by GEO, America's second biggest prisons contractor. Who are the GEO Group and what do they stand for?

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Choking to death: should we stop sending women to prison?

Choking to death: should we stop sending women to prison? | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Even if many politicians are convinced by the ethical and economic case for closing women’s prisons, many feel they need to appear “tough on crime” to a public that demands punishment and retribution.
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Prisoners handed £41million in benefits they were not entitled to

Prisoners handed £41million in benefits they were not entitled to | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
For six years Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support, sickness benefits and other state handouts have been incorrectly paid to criminals behind bars.
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As I step down as inspector of probation, the same problems remain

As I step down as inspector of probation, the same problems remain | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
The current offender management model is not working, and neither will the new rehabilitation programme
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Concern over number of soldiers who end up in jail prompts review

Concern over number of soldiers who end up in jail prompts review | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Tory MP Rory Stewart, a former Black Watch officer, to examine why ex-soldiers account for 3.5% of prison population
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Robber fled open prison... because it was full of drugs! Inmate hoped he would be punished with switch to a tougher jail

Robber fled open prison... because it was full of drugs! Inmate hoped he would be punished with switch to a tougher jail | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Graeme Shepherd, 41, fled Hollesley Bay jail (pictured) in Suffolk and roamed around the village of Hollesley for hours before being arrested in the grounds of a church.
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Ministers consider prison sentences of hundreds of years to avoid European human rights ban on life tariffs

Ministers consider prison sentences of hundreds of years to avoid European human rights ban on life tariffs | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
People convicted of murder and other serious offences could be given prison sentences of hundreds of years to avoid a European human rights ban on life sentences, according to a report.
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Prisoners at Islington jail unite in stand against domestic violence

Prisoners at Islington jail unite in stand against domestic violence | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
More than 300 inmates signed a pledge to stand against violence towards women after a week-long campaign in their prison.
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Woman jailed for attempting to smuggle cannabis inside letters sent to Pentonville Prison | Islington Tribune

Woman jailed for attempting to smuggle cannabis inside letters sent to Pentonville Prison | Islington Tribune | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
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Prisoners believe they have BETTER morals than people on the outside

Prisoners believe they have BETTER morals than people on the outside | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
The University of Southampton study found that prisoners believe they have more pro-social characteristics, such as kindness and generosity, than non-prisoners.
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Welcome to the Middle Ages

Welcome to the Middle Ages | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
FLIP-FLOPPED feet saunter across a wet concrete floor. With each step, the water reddens until the camera comes to rest on the bodies of three prisoners. Severed...
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Brazil’s hellish penal system is overcrowded, violent and brutalising
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Suicide and murder rate in British prisons at highest level for years

Suicide and murder rate in British prisons at highest level for years | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Ministry of Justice figures show deaths up in men's jails but down in women's facilities thanks to improved safety measures
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Life beyond the prison gates - Telegraph

Life beyond the prison gates - Telegraph | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Prison education is unlikely to be a vote winner, but if we are to have a positive effect on the lives of young offenders, we need to address several issues, says Stieve Butler
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Head of under-fire prisons firm paid £3.6m

Head of under-fire prisons firm paid £3.6m | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
The head of the prisons operator criticised after an 84-year-old dementia sufferer died in handcuffs in one of its immigration centres earned $6m (£3.6m) last year, The Independent has learnt.
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The coming probation privatisation disaster | Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

The coming probation privatisation disaster | Centre for Crime and Justice Studies | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
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Justice secretary puts back probation service privatisation deadline

Justice secretary puts back probation service privatisation deadline | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Chris Grayling delays deadline for ending government contracts with public sector probation trusts on advice of senior officials
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Care not Custody is a promise worth keeping

Care not Custody is a promise worth keeping | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Letters: For too long people with a mental health need or learning disability have ended up in prison
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Here's 6 Reasons Privatized Prisons Are A Terrible Idea

Here's 6 Reasons Privatized Prisons Are A Terrible Idea | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Justice secretary Chris Grayling loves private-run prisons so much that he singled out HMP Oakwood as his favourite prison, but are they as good as ministers would want you to think?
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Prison food regulated more tightly than hospital meals: Campaigners claim current situation is an 'affront' to patients

Prison food regulated more tightly than hospital meals: Campaigners claim current situation is an 'affront' to patients | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Campaigners said research revealed a third of hospitals which claim they are fulfilling voluntary requirements are not actually meeting the criteria.
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Failing private prisons to be renationalised, says Labour

Failing private prisons to be renationalised, says Labour | pentonville imb | Scoop.it
Shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan issues warning in the wake of a damning report on flagship jail run by G4S
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