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Half-empty super prison is ‘on track’, says UK government

KATE ADMIN / July 17, 2018 at 4:11 PM 42 views

The Ministry of Justice has insisted the operation of a widely criticised new “super-prison” near Wrexham remains on track, even though HMP Berwyn remains half-empty 16 months after opening.The department said that because of a “deliberate phased population increase” the…

UK prison conditions branded ‘disgraceful’ by inspectors

KATE ADMIN / July 11, 2018 at 3:09 PM 96 views

Conditions in some UK prisons are “disgraceful” and “should not be accepted in 21st-century Britain”, inspectors said in a highly critical report published on Wednesday. Violence, drugs, suicide and self-harm, squalor and poor access to education were once again “prominent themes”…

UK prison inmates to be given phones in their cells

KATE ADMIN / July 11, 2018 at 3:06 PM 94 views

Phones will be introduced to prison cells in England and Wales under a government initiative aimed at reducing violence and preventing illegal mobile phones being smuggled in. It is hoped that the move will reduce levels of aggression seen when…

Porridge banned due to security risk

KATE ADMIN / May 2, 2018 at 7:40 PM 189 views

A prison has banned its inmates from eating porridge from the canteen as it’s been described as a potential “security risk”.HM Prison and Young Offenders’ Institution Parc is a prison situated in Bridgend in South Wales.In the most recent issue…

Your Dad is a druggie – by a worried parent

KATE ADMIN / March 27, 2018 at 9:05 AM 73 views

My daughter's dad is in prison. He is always in prison and after numerous 2nd chances; I ended contact with him last year. For the sake of my families sanity; I had to.My daughter came home from school the other…

Prisoners need more – By D Smith

KATE ADMIN / March 27, 2018 at 8:41 AM 78 views

Hello. Having spent a considerable amount of time in prison myself; what needs to be done; is giving prisoners more and by I mean more; I mean something to do instead of vegetating in cells; taking drugs and generally driving…