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  • Prison officers reject pay and pensions deal

    PRISON officers “overwhelmingly” rejected a pay and pensions deal yesterday that had been endorsed by union leaders.

    The package included a provision allowing guards to continue retiring at 65 when the state pension age rises to 68.

    But Prison Officers Association...

    Friday 23rd Dec 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Probe sees prison worker arrested

    A PRISON staff member at HMP Nottingham has been arrested and seven others suspended following a police investigation into violence in the jail.

    Nottinghamshire Police confirmed yesterday it had arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to cause actual bodily harm and he...

    Thursday 22nd Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • HMP Birmingham riots ‘show Tories are losing grip’

    by Felicity Collier

    RIOTING at Birmingham Prison shows that the government has lost its grip on jails and is failing to “protect society,” Labour charged yesterday.

    Justice Secretary Liz Truss laid out the Conservatives’ plans to recruit 2,550 new...

    Tuesday 20th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Hull ‘on the brink of riot’ after transfer

    HULL prison was “on the brink of a riot” yesterday after CCTV cameras were torched by inmates transferred from Birmingham HMP where a riot broke out on Friday.

    A local Prison Officers Association official told the Guardian that the trouble started shortly after 15 inmates...

    Monday 19th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Prison riot breaks out at Birmingham

    A MAJOR disturbance at privately run HMP Birmingham began yesterday with reports of a “badly injured” prisoner and inmates burning and destroying their files.

    Security firm G4S, which runs the Victorian category B jail, confirmed that the incident began shortly after 9am on...

    Saturday 17th Dec 2016

    posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain

  • Broadmoor ordered to make urgent improvements

    PSYCHIATRIC hospital Broadmoor has been told it must urgently fill in a high number of vacancies for nurses, it was revealed yesterday.

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) issued a warning saying it must make “significant improvements” at the high security hospital, which has...

    Saturday 10th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Crammed jails failing drastically

    PRISON overcrowding was branded “a political failure” yesterday after a charity report found that the most crammed jails in England and Wales are twice as likely to be under-performing.

    Campaign group, the Prison Reform Trust revealed that 20,000 inmates are sharing cells...

    Wednesday 7th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tories are ‘failing’ jails as inmate suicide rates soar

    RATES of suicide among prisoners have reached “epidemic proportions” with one inmate taking their life every three days, campaigners have warned.

    The shocking figures released today by the Howard League for Prison Reform show that 102 inmates have taken their own lives so...

    Monday 28th Nov 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Prisoners held for years after release date, says watchdog

    HUNDREDS of prisoners jailed under a scrapped sentencing scheme continue to languish behind bars, years after their minimum release date, Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke has said.

    Mr Clarke blamed “significant failings” by authorities for the problems linked to the...

    Friday 18th Nov 2016

    posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain

  • Ministers have lost control of our prisons

    Labour slates government as jail staff are forced onto picket lines

    Wednesday 16th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain