Prisons and probation

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Our prisons are a national disgrace | Letters
Observer columnist Eva Wiseman painted a picture of a justice system at breaking point. We need action

07, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Three terror plots foiled in Britain during pandemic, say police
More than 800 live investigations during Covid crisis but terrorism arrests fell by 34% in 2020

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

04, Mar, 2021 @3:06 PM

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To expand women's prisons is idiotic and inhumane. We should phase them out | Sonia Sodha
The government has overturned the commitment to reduce the number of women in jail. This ignores how female offenders are very different from their male counterparts

Sonia Sodha

28, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Prison reform is slow, but could the will to change be growing?
The penal system perpetuates racial and economic oppression, is criminally expensive for something that doesn’t work, and dehumanises all of us

Eva Wiseman

28, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Prisons should trial free cannabis, says UK's former chief drug adviser
Prof David Nutt supports study into whether move could cut violence and deaths

Mattha Busby

27, Feb, 2021 @7:29 PM

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Plants linked to lower levels of violence and self-harm in prisons
Researchers say England and Wales study shows demonstrable benefits for prisoners in all categories

Patrick Barkham

25, Feb, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Wanted man quits lockdown at home for ‘peace and quiet’ in prison
Man hands himself in to Sussex police saying he wants a break from people he was living with

Jedidajah Otte

18, Feb, 2021 @3:15 PM

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Lawyers seek justice for women jailed for killing abusive partners
A failure to account for previous violence has led to at least 20 unsafe murder convictions, campaigners claim

Hannah Summers

13, Feb, 2021 @3:52 PM

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One in eight prisoners in England and Wales have had Covid
Prison reformers say figures support case for inmates to be given jabs as soon as possible

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

12, Feb, 2021 @3:58 PM

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Ten years in jail – Matt Hancock's threat is the distress call of a minister losing his grip | Simon Jenkins
This wild gesture toward would-be holidaymakers has drawn strong criticism from the right. But where is Labour, asks Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

11, Feb, 2021 @6:07 PM

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Number of prisoners in England and Wales on suicide watch rises steeply
Scale of mental health crisis in prisons has escalated during Covid pandemic, Guardian investigation finds

Eric Allison and Niamh McIntyre

10, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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'I dread the phone call’: families' fears for loved ones in prison
Families’ experiences point to a prison service woefully ill-equipped to look after inmates with mental health problems

Eric Allison

10, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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