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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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