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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

Prisoners join strikes and protest across the US 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

There’s more nastiness to G4S than Birmingham prison mess 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

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

The Troublemaker - Glasgow shop walkout after workers find hidden cameras 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

LETTERS: Conditions are dangerous inside grisly Risley prison 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”.

Injustice after trans prisoner dies in Leeds jail

24 November 2015
Vicky Thompson, a 21 year old transgender woman held in a male prison, was found dead on Friday of last week.

In brief

10 November 2015
Half cannot get enough care | Plenty of cash for prisons | Government taken to court

'Thank you for standing up for justice', Shaker Aamer tells campaigners

31 October 2015
Shaker Aamer has thanked all those who have campaigned for his release when he arrived home after his release from the US prison camp Guantanamo Bay.

More than arms—Britain's link with Saudi Arabia's despotic ruling family

20 October 2015
Saudi Arabia is notorious for its human rights abuses, its treatment of women and migrant workers. Yet it enjoys a cosy relationship with Britain’s rulers. Dave Sewell explains why

Roof demo at Strangeways takes on 'joke' conditions

15 September 2015
Visits were suspended and roads closed to traffic at HMP Manchester after prisoner Stuart Horner began a rooftop protest last Sunday.

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