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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.

'The cell block is a microcosm of class society' says jailed Egyptian revolutionary

10 June 2014
A letter from prison by leading Egyptian Revolutionary Socialist and human rights lawyer Mahienour el-Massry.

Insiders: 'Prison exploits and mistreats us, but it cannot defeat us'

27 May 2014
Former prison inmates talk to Annette Mackin about the brutality of life in prison and how, despite tremendous odds, people fight back

News round-up

27 May 2014
Demetre Fraser | Official quizzed over Hillsborough slurs | Joblessness led to suicide | Thousands of kids face arrest

News round-up

20 May 2014
Brief news shorts on a swindling academy school head, abuse at Yarls Wood refugee prison, the IPCC, and SNP government voting down the living wage

Immigration detention centre inmates demand ‘a life with dignity’

13 May 2014
Protests took place at at least four immigration detention centres last week. 

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