News Headlines : Prison Service

UKS MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO BE FOUND IN JAIL THAN HOSPITAL


In a paper last year he said that failing to effectively screen prisoners mental health inevitably led to tragedy... READ MORE

14th November, 2014 1425

TWO INMATES DIE OF SUSPECTED DRUG OVERDOSES IN TWO IRISH PRISONS


Gardai, the Inspector of Prisons, and the Irish Prison Service are investigating the deaths at Wheatfield and Limerick prisons... READ MORE

28th December, 2014 25

TWO INMATES DIE OF SUSPECTED DRUG OVERDOSES IN TWO IRISH PRISONS


Gardai, the Inspector of Prisons, and the Irish Prison Service are investigating the deaths at Wheatfield and Limerick prisons... READ MORE

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Recent News Headlines : Prison Service

MYANMAR'S POLITICAL PRISONERS STRUGGLE WITH LIFE AFTER JAIL


Especially for former political prisoners, after their release, they suffer from trauma and depression, said Kyaw Soe Win, who leads the AAPP's mental health assistance programme... READ MORE

21st May, 2019 75

MORE THAN 2,500 PRISON STAFF DISCIPLINED IN FIVE YEARS, MOJ FIGURES SHOW


Other charges included assault or unnecessary use of force against prisoners, for which 204 staff were disciplined, inappropriate relationships with a prisoner 64, racial harassment 19 and trafficking 28 ... READ MORE

29th April, 2019 127

LONG LARTIN PRISON: SIX OFFICERS INJURED IN DISTURBANCE


A Prison Service spokesperson said Specially trained prison staff successfully resolved an incident at HMP Long Lartin on 30 September... READ MORE

1st October, 2018 48

NOTORIOUS BRITISH SERIAL KILLER DENNIS NILSEN DIES IN PRISON


Dennis Nilsen, one of Britain's most infamous serial killers, died in jail on Saturday aged 72, the Prison Service said. He died at Full Sutton maximum sec... READ MORE

13th May, 2018 0

LOSS OF EXPERIENCED STAFF LEAVING PRISONS UNSAFE


He warned that even with the latest increase, the prison service remained 3,789 officers down since 2010... READ MORE

29th April, 2018 2131

20 KILLED IN ATTEMPTED PRISON ESCAPE IN BRAZIL'S BELEM


The state security service identified 19 of the dead as prisoners or their supporters at the Santa Izabel penitentiary... READ MORE

11th April, 2018 25

DISORDER AT HIGH-SECURITY LONG LARTIN FUELS CONCERN OVER JAIL SYSTEM


The Prison Governors Association said the incident should be ringing alarm bells at the most senior level ... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 200

PRISON 'REBOOT' MAY FREE UP 7,000 PRISON PLACES, SAYS THINKTANK


Ex-minister and former prisoner Jonathan Aitken behind call to revive 'rehabilitation revolution' and cut reoffending rates... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 229

SURGE IN JAIL POPULATION ADDS TO STRAIN ON OVERSTRETCHED PRISON SERVICE


Prison numbers can fluctuate which is why we have a robust set of plans in place... READ MORE

31st August, 2017 1033

HMP HEWELL UNREST BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL BY PRISON RIOT SQUADS


We are currently managing an ongoing incident on a wing at HMP Hewell, a Prison Service spokesman said earlier... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 232

SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM IN PRISONS HIT WORST EVER LEVELS


NAO chief Sir Amyas Morse said Improving the mental health of those in prison will require a step change in effort and resources... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 1278

CALL FOR INQUIRY OVER 'UNBROKEN PATTEN' OF DEATHS AT PRISON


HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes comes under fire during inquest into death of inmate - the 18th to have died there in past four years... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 329

TWO MOUNTJOY PRISON INMATES IN HOSPITAL FOLLOWING STABBING


A Prison Service spokesman said Two prisoners were injured in an incident at Mountjoy Prison this morning... READ MORE

28th March, 2017 2

'IF YOU DON'T HAVE SAFETY AND CONTROL IN PRISONS, YOU HAVE NOTHING'


Ian Acheson 'If you don't have safety and control in prisons, you have nothing'... READ MORE

20th December, 2016 471

RIOT POLICE CALLED IN TO PRISON NEAR DONCASTER FOLLOWING DISTURBANCE


Ministry of Justice's Tornado team was ordered into a wing at HMP Moorland after an incident with about 10 prisoners... READ MORE

21st November, 2016 953

SUICIDE, SELF-HARM, STABBINGS AND RIOTS - PRISONS REACH CRISIS POINT


A dozen of the country's jails now have such chronic staff shortages they are having to draft in officers from other prisons to help maintain order... READ MORE

13th November, 2016 1137

BEDFORD PRISON RIOT: RECENT INSPECTION FOUND 'UNACCEPTABLE' CONDITIONS


The disturbance at Bedford comes just days after Truss detailed her prison safety and reform plans, including a recruitment drive for 2,500 more prison officers... READ MORE

7th November, 2016 231

PRISONERS RIOT AT BEDFORD JAIL OVER LOCKDOWNS 'CAUSED BY STAFF SHORTAGES'


The Prison Service is to launch an investigation after a riot at Bedford Prison which reportedly saw up to 200 inmates go on the rampage... READ MORE

6th November, 2016 980

ALMOST HALF OF 'OLDER PRISONERS' IN IRISH JAILS ARE SERVING TIME FOR SEX OFFENCES


The Irish Prison Service IPS defines an older person as someone over 55 while the IPRT study is based on prisoners over 50... READ MORE

4th November, 2016 67

PRISON GOVERNOR ATTACKED BY INMATE AT HMP WAYLAND


Paul Cawkwell, governor of HMP Wayland in Norfolk, was targeted by a prisoner in the canteen of the category C men's jail... READ MORE

5th August, 2016 109

'PUNITIVE REGIMES DO NOT WORK' - IRISH PRISON CHIEF DEFENDS DECISION TO BUILD GARDEN FOR CONVICTED KILLER WARREN DUMBRELL


But now the Director General of the Irish Prison Service IPS Michael Donnellan has defended the move claiming punitive regimes do not work ... READ MORE

30th April, 2016 17

PRISONS KEEPING LID ON EXPLOSIVE GANGLAND FEUD


Prison Service security staff are playing a key role keeping the death and injury toll down in the Dublin gang feuding, it can be revealed... READ MORE

25th April, 2016 50

ISRAEL'S EX-PM OLMERT STARTS 19-MONTH PRISON SENTENCE


Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, has begun serving his prison sentence, making him the first Israeli head of government to go to prison... READ MORE

16th February, 2016 147

TRANSGENDER WOMAN MOVED FROM MEN'S TO WOMEN'S PRISON


Tara Hudson has been transferred from HMP Bristol to Eastwood Park in Gloucestershire, according to Jackie Brooklyn... READ MORE

31st October, 2015 279


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