News Headlines : Prison Service Spokesman

JAILED N.Y. PRISON WORKER'S HUSBAND BREAKS SILENCE, SAYS BREAKOUT INCLUDED HIM GETTING DRUGGED


Joyce Mitchell, 51, who worked as a training supervisor in the prison's tailor shop, has pleaded not guilty to charges of promoting prison contraband and criminal facilitation... READ MORE

23rd June, 2015 10

LEBANESE MAN CUTS HIS THROAT IN THIRD SUICIDE ATTEMPT AT CHRISTMAS ISLAND, SAY REFUGEE ACTIVISTS


Refugee Action Coalition spokesman Ian Rintoul said he believed it was the man's third suicide attempt in 10 days... READ MORE

19th September, 2015 140

OSCAR PISTORIUS RELEASED FROM PRISON


On November 3, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals will hear arguments from the state on whether the verdict should be changed to murder, the AFP reported... READ MORE

19th October, 2015 14

Recent News Headlines : Prison Service Spokesman

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

AFGHAN TALIBAN FOUNDER MULLAH BARADAR 'RELEASED' BY PAKISTAN


Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, also known as Mullah Baradar, is a co-founder of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan... READ MORE

25th October, 2018 10945

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

FORMER UBS TRADER JAILED FOR BRITAIN'S BIGGEST FRAUD FACES DEPORTATION


An interior ministry spokesman said in a statement it does not routinely comment on individual cases... READ MORE

3rd September, 2018 288

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

IRAN JAILS NUCLEAR NEGOTIATOR ON SPYING CHARGES


He added that Dorri Najaf Abadi holds a dual citizenship and is convicted on charges of spying for two foreign intelligence services, without further elaboration... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 0

NO 10 FACES BACKLASH FROM LABOUR AND UNIONS OVER PUBLIC SECTOR PAY CAP LIFT


A Labour government will end the public sector pay cap and give all workers the pay rise they deserve and so desperately need, he said... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 5408

PRISON HEALTHCARE SO BAD IT WOULD BE SHUT DOWN ON OUTSIDE, SAY DOCTORS


Healthcare is constantly at odds with prison staff as we ask for escorts that they don't have... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 1606

INMATE SPENDS FOUR HOURS ON JAIL ROOF AFTER RETRIEVING SUSPECTED DRUG PACKAGE


A prisoner was on the roof of Mountjoy jail for just over four hours after attempting to retrieve a suspected drugs parcel... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 0

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

FURTHER DECREASES PREDICTED AFTER LOWEST NUMBER OF JAILINGS IN SEVEN YEARS


Fiona Ni Chinneide, acting executive director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, said't he fall in prison committals is very positive... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 0

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

PRISON OFFICERS IN ENGLAND AND WALES TO TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION


We made a good offer to the Prison Officers Association in December, which was endorsed by their leadership but rejected by the POA membership... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 441

DISGRACED SEX ABUSE BISHOP, WHO WAS PROTECTED FROM PROSECUTION FOR YEARS BY ESTABLISHMENT FIGURES, WALKS FREE FROM JAIL


He escaped justice over the same charges years earlier after he was given support by a member of the Royal family and Establishment figures... READ MORE

5th February, 2017 643

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

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

OSCAR PISTORIUS' WRISTS BANDAGED BUT SELF-HARM REPORTS ARE 'COMPLETELY UNTRUE'


The 29-year-old double-amputee summoned warders to his cell in the hospital wing of his Pretoria prison with a distress call... READ MORE

8th August, 2016 6

PISTORIUS TAKEN TO SOUTH AFRICAN HOSPITAL AFTER 'FALLING OUT OF BED' IN JAIL


Pistorius has been held in a single cell in the hospital wing of the prison, reducing his interaction with other inmates... READ MORE

7th August, 2016 2


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