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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

'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.

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.

News round-up

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

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

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. 

News in brief

01 April 2014
Latest Scots referendum polls | Hillsborough inquest | Books for prisoners | The Royal Mail selloff

News round-up

25 March 2014
In-brief stories on books for prisoners, GPs want early retirement due to cuts, new job losses at Royal Mail, and cuts to specialist diabetes nurses

Prisons for profit make inmates’ lives even worse

14 January 2014
After two prisons have had “disturbances” already this year, Sadie Robinson looks at how privatisation is driving prisoners’ conditions down even further

New year solidarity from prison protest

07 January 2014
Activists joined a protest outside Brixton prison in south London on New Year’s Eve. 

Still no justice as Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan change pleas

11 December 2013
Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, two British men extradited to the US in October last year after long court cases, appeared in court in New Haven yesterday, Tuesday, and changed their pleas to guilty.

Overcrowding in prisons is ‘far worse than anyone imagined’ says charity

03 September 2013
One in four prisoners in England and Wales were stuck in overcrowded cells in the year up to April, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform (HLPR) who uncovered the figures. It said the situation was “far worse than anyone imagined”.

Prison death to be investigated

07 May 2013
Relatives of Boniface Umale, who died on remand in Durham prison, are unhappy with the official explanation.

Chris Grayling's jail joke

30 April 2013
Leaders of the three main parties think they have to shift to the right to win public support.

Victory in youth custody ruling

30 April 2013
The high Court has ruled that 17 year olds must be treated as children when arrested and held by police.

In The Land of the Free exposes the US’s racism and brutality

30 March 2010
This excellent documentary, narrated by Samuel L Jackson, reveals the injustice, racism and brutality at the heart of the US prison system.

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