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Issue No. 2385

New year riots hit two prisons...

A “serious disturbance” took place at G4S-run Oakwood prison near Featherstone last Saturday.

One prisoner claimed inmates took two prison staff hostage—which G4S and the Ministry of Justice denied.

It follows an “incident” at state-run Nottingham Prison on Thursday of last week.

...but Tories want more prisoners

The Tories could bring in 100-year prison sentences.

This follows a European court ruling that whole life sentences breach the European Convention on Human Rights.

David Cameron said, “Life should mean life whatever the European Court has said”.

Jobless young feel worthless

Unemployment has had a “devastating” impact on young people’s mental health, according to the Prince’s Trust charity.

It found that more than three quarters of a million young people feel they have nothing to live for.

NHS union rep loses appeal

Union rep and health worker Charlotte Monro has lost her appeal against dismissal from Whipps Cross Hospital, east London. 

Bosses now claim her dismissal is not about whistleblowing but confidentiality and not declaring an old conviction.

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Tue 7 Jan 2014, 16:54 GMT
Issue No. 2385
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