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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.

Report slams Yarl’s Wood detention centre

18 August 2015
Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre is a “place of national concern”, according to a new report by chief inspector of prisons Nick Howard. 

Babar Ahmad freed at last after 11 years of jail torment

21 July 2015
IT worker beaten up, extradited and put in solitary—but judge found he wasn’t a terrorist, says Ken Olende

News in brief

09 June 2015
Suicide up in solitary cells | Newham email students suspended | Andy Coulson walks free

Strangeways prison uprising - 25 years on

07 April 2015
The biggest rebellion in the history of British prisons took place in Strangeways in Manchester in 1990. Annette Mackin retells the story

Families of Iraqis threatened with deportation by Britain speak out

17 March 2015
British authorities have rounded up around 30 Iraqis and locked them into detention centres in recent week. 

News round-up

24 February 2015
Privateer Maximus takes over Work Capability Assessments; Scottish prison plans; Cardiff Abortion Rights' March for Choice

The fight to save Rodney Reed from death row

03 February 2015
The state of Texas plans to execute Rodney Reed despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. His brother Rodrick Reed spoke to Annette Mackin about the fight to grant him clemency

Young offenders have been pushed to the brink by the system

18 November 2014
Youth worker Dean Ryan looks behind the headlines to show how capitalism pushes young people to crime

'Prison made me more determined to resist’--Egyptian revolutionary

04 November 2014
Mahienour el-Massry spoke to Socialist Worker about her time in jail and the Egyptian military’s ongoing clampdown

News in brief

16 September 2014
Homeless prisoners | Benefit justice | Cops let off by bosses

Joint enterprise: The law that can lock you away for being a witness

09 September 2014
Campaigners explain why they're fighting against joint enterprise convictions

How prison drives vulnerable young inmates to despair

12 August 2014
Suicides behind bars are surging. Annette Mackin looks at the shocking conditions in a prison system that kills the people it’s meant to rehabilitate

News in brief

05 August 2014
Britain tries to hide rendition torture role | Cuts to refuges creating crisis | Tories deport Isabella Acevedo at night | Prison deaths on the increase

Reports round-up

29 July 2014
Protest for Charlie Reid Centre | Prisoner's protest over jail conditions | Journalist fury at job cuts

Asylum seeker dies in Dorset prison

10 June 2014
Bruno Dos Santos, a stateless asylum seeker, died in Verne prison on the island of Portland in Dorset last week.

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