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The Troublemaker—Screws lined up ‘like penalty shoot-out’ to watch man die

The Troublemaker—Screws lined up ‘like penalty shoot-out’ to watch man die across the floor and restrained by prison guards are the final conscious moments of prisoner Allan Marshall.

More prisons won't help stop crime

More prisons wont help stop crime Boris Johnson said his billion pound boost for prisons would stop them becoming “factories for making bad people worse”.

Serco under fire for death in custody and fraud

Serco under fire for death in custody and fraud Two cases this week have exposed the fatal practices and profiteering at the heart of the criminal justice system.

The Troublemaker—prison officers get go ahead for a new incapacitating gas

The Troublemaker—prison officers get go ahead   for a new incapacitating gas Prison officers have been given the go ahead to use a new type of gas on prisoners

Solidarity with prisoners over the holidays

Solidarity with prisoners over the holidays As the holiday season approaches, Socialist Worker asks readers to write to political prisoners and those who have suffered at the hands of the system

Michael Inside—an honest account of life in prison

Michael Inside—an honest account of life in prison Director Frank Berry challenges the concept of prison reform in his new drama Michael Inside

Prisoners join strikes and protest across the US

28 August 2018
A wave of action in prisons and detention centres is hitting back at dire conditions, says Alistair Farrow

There’s more nastiness to G4S than Birmingham prison mess

27 August 2018
After inspectors found that inmates were living in appalling conditions in a privately?run prison, Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates those responsible

Prison offers no solutions - whether run privately or run by the state

21 August 2018
The chief inspector of prisons has forced ministers into taking Birmingham jail back under state control.

The Troublemaker - Glasgow shop walkout after workers find hidden cameras

17 July 2018
Workers at the Harvest Stores health food shop in Glasgow have walked out after finding hidden cameras in an area where they get changed.

LETTERS: Conditions are dangerous inside 'grisly Risley' prison

21 November 2017
There have been reports that an explosive device was found inside HM Prison Risley last week.

Report slams Yarl's Wood migrant prison as campaigners call for detention time limits

16 November 2017
A damning official inspection into the Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire has added to the case against the barbaric practice of immigration detention.

Services on the brink

10 October 2017
Public services are at breaking point after seven years of Tory austerity.

Tories’ punishment and privatisation fuels crisis in prisons

08 August 2017
Prison riots that broke out last week put the spotlight on the overcrowded jail conditions in England and Wales under Tory rule. Simon Basketter investigates

Failings in care contributed to death of Sarah Reed in prison, inquest finds

21 July 2017
The death of Sarah Reed in Holloway prison in January 2016 raises questions about the whole prison system

LETTERS - Prisons are violent cesspits that the Tories make even worse

22 November 2016
Prisons are violent cesspits that the Tories make even worse

Prisoners riot in Bedford

08 November 2016
Around 230 prisoners protested over terrible living conditions and took control of at least two wings of Bedford Prison last Sunday.

Protests, boycotts and strikes hit prisons across the US

13 September 2016
A wave of prison strikes has spread across the US. Prisoners at an estimated 40 institutions across over 20 US states held strikes, protests and boycotts on Friday of last week.

SNP’s growth for Scotland depends on the lobbying industry

07 September 2016
The Scottish National Party (SNP)’s vision for Scotland includes much corporate lobbying.

Tories attack prisoner rights

09 February 2016
David Cameron said on Monday that prison reform is “one of the great progressive causes”.

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