Recent News Headlines : Penology

GUNFIGHT AS SPECIAL FORCES STORM VENEZUELA PRISON LEAVES 37 PEOPLE DEAD


At least 37 people have been killed during clashes between armed inmates and security forces at a small prison in southern Venezuela... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 0

DOZENS KILLED IN GUN BATTLE AT VENEZUELAN PRISON


Fighting erupted between inmates and security forces in the prison in the city of Puerto Ayacucho, in Amazonas state... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 580

'SOME PRISONERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO SKYPE FAMILY,' SAYS REVIEW


Lord Farmer's findings also show that there is little respect for family ties when prisoner locations are determined... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 356

PRISONS IN CRISIS DUE TO 'PERVERSE' GOVERNMENT OVERHAUL


This week we have seen riots in The Mount and Erlestoke Prisons... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 448

A VICTIM A LAWMAKER A JUDGE VOICES IN JUVIE REFORM DEBATE


She also came to know a former gang member who was convicted of murder at 15, spent about 13 years in prison and turned his life around... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 5

MORE THAN 70 PRISONERS RELEASED BY MISTAKE IN 2016-17 AMID VIOLENCE SURGE


The number of violent incidents across the prisons estate in England and Wales has also reached new levels... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 71

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

A BRUTAL SEXUAL ASSAULT SPARKED RIOTS IN AN INDIAN PRISON. REPORTS FOCUSED ON A CELEBRITY INMATE INSTEAD.


But this week, rolling television coverage of a protest at Byculla women's jail in Mumbai has transfixed a nation... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 315

GRAHAM DWYER PUNISHED AFTER SMUGGLING PORNOGRAPHY MOVIE AND LATEST STAR WARS FILM INTO PRISON CELL


Dwyer is so convinced that he will be freed that he told anyone who would listen that he would not be in prison for Christmas 2017... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 211

FIANNA FAIL WILL VOTE AGAINST MARY MITCHELL O'CONNOR'S SUPER JUNIOR APPOINTMENT


The two current super junior ministers are Paul Kehoe and Finian McGrath... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 957

DRUGS MULE MICHAELLA MCCOLLUM RETURNS TO IBIZA AND THE SCENE OF THE CRIME


Convicted drugs mule Michaella McCollum has returned to the scene of her crime as she travelled to Ibiza... READ MORE

5th June, 2017 471

HMP WANDSWORTH LOSES REFORM PRISON STATUS


The other five reform prisons were Holme House in Durham, Ranby in Nottinghamshire, Kirklevington Grange in Cleveland, and Coldingley and Highdown, both in Surrey... READ MORE

5th June, 2017 575

Trending News Headlines : Penology

TRIPLE MURDERER DOUGLAS GARLAND IN HOSPITAL AGAIN AFTER BEING BEATEN UNCONSCIOUS BY INMATES


The assault took place at the Edmonton Institution, just hours after Garland was transferred to the maximum security prison from the Calgary Remand Centre... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 15061

BIRMINGHAM PRISON RIOT: GOVERNMENT WAS WARNED TWO MONTHS EARLIER


Hmp birmingham prison rioters will face 'full force of law', says truss... READ MORE

19th December, 2016 2318

MILAN JOURNAL ITALIAN CUISINE WORTH GOING TO PRISON FOR


It is inside the Bollate penitentiary, a medium-security prison with 1,100 inmates on the outskirts of Milan... READ MORE

6th March, 2016 2012

PRISON CHIEFS SEEK COURT INJUNCTION TO FORCE PROTESTING STAFF BACK TO WORK


Day of action by prison officers over safety leads to trials being halted including that of man accused of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox... READ MORE

15th November, 2016 1890

WE WARNED THAT THE PRISONERS COULD RIOT. BUT THE MINISTER DIDN'T LISTEN


The prisoners involved in the riot have been sent, in small batches, to prisons across the country... READ MORE

30th November, 2016 1004

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

BLANTYRE HOUSE PRISON IN GOUDHURST 'TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY'


The Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said Blantyre House prison is not being closed... READ MORE

27th January, 2015 718

KERRY CALLS FOR TRANSPARENT REAL INVESTIGATION INTO NEMTSOV KILLING


It is for this reason, among others, that Shirin Gul is hopeful that she might be granted an early release from prison... READ MORE

1st March, 2015 703

WHY WALKING INTO JAIL FILLS MANY PRISON STAFF WITH DREAD


The new justice secretary, Michael Gove, has a very different vision for prisons from his predecessor... READ MORE

21st July, 2015 600

ONE WOMAN'S STORY OF 16 YEARS INSIDE A RUSSIAN JAIL


Meanwhile, I kept writing appeals to prosecutors and the prison administration... READ MORE

4th December, 2014 587

REGIME AT HMP HINDLEY ONE OF WORST EVER SEEN, SAY PRISON INSPECTORS


The latest critical inspection report comes after peers in the House of Lords cited the record level of prison suicides so far this year... READ MORE

29th November, 2016 525

AMERICA'S LONGEST-SERVING INNOCENT PRISONER RECEIVES $1M FOR 39 YEARS IN JAIL


Mr Jackson was freed from prison in November after a long campaign by the Ohio Innocence Project... READ MORE

21st March, 2015 500

'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

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

BRAZIL TO TRANSFER GANG LEADERS AFTER PRISON MASSACRE


Four inmates were found dead in another prison in the rural area of Manaus on Monday... READ MORE

3rd January, 2017 398

CROCODILES AND TIGERS TO GUARD PRISONERS


In November 2015, Indonesia bowed to international pressure and put a temporary halt on executing death row prisoners, so alternatives were sought by the authorities... READ MORE

24th December, 2015 376

BLACK MAN JAILED SINCE APRIL FOR $5 THEFT FOUND DEAD IN PRISON


Jamycheal Mitchell who suffered from mental health problems was arrested in April in Virginia... READ MORE

29th August, 2015 373

PRISONERS TO MAKE KIT FOR THE ARMY TO TEACH VALUE OF HARD DAYS WORK


Justice secretary Chris Grayling announces 10-year deal to produce equipment as part of wider-reaching changes aimed at rehabilitating offenders... READ MORE

1st February, 2015 301

240 INMATES TO BE MOVED OUT OF JAIL


About 240 inmates involved in a 12-hour riot at one of Britain's biggest prisons are being moved out of the jail, the Ministry of Justice has said... READ MORE

17th December, 2016 299

WHEN PRISON WORKS: INSIDE NEW HALL, THE WOMENS PRISON WHERE INMATES ARE EQUALS


Ayishah is demure, intensely distressed, in her early 50s and beginning a three-and-a-half-year sentence for money laundering at New Hall women's prison in Wakefield... READ MORE

31st January, 2015 278

NOTORIOUS PRISON ESCAPES IN HISTORY


They fooled guards by leaving papier-mache dummies in their cells, topped by hair from the prison barber shop... READ MORE

13th July, 2015 269

BALI NINE: MEGAWATI TELLS JOKO WIDODO NOT TO GRANT CLEMENCY


Ms Megawati is the mentor of President Joko Widodo and the leader of his party, the Indonesian Party of Struggle PDI-P ... READ MORE

9th March, 2015 261

34 INMATES ESCAPE CROWDED JAIL IN HAITI WITH SUSPECTED HELP OF PRISON GUARDS


Photograph Dieu Nalio Chery AP Saint-Marc is a port city about 60 miles 95km north of Port-au-Prince and is the largest city between Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien... READ MORE

2nd December, 2014 256

GOVE RESPONDS AFTER THOUSANDS OF PRISON OFFICERS STAGE WALKOUT


Labour's new shadow justice secretary, Richard Burgon, said that the Prison Officers' Association had held meetings to discuss what they describe as perpetual crisis ... READ MORE

11th July, 2016 242

ARTFUL ESCAPEE: SEE PAINTINGS SLAIN FUGITIVE ALLEGEDLY GAVE TO GUARD


Richard Matt Allegedly Gave These Paintings to Prison Guard Gene Palmer... READ MORE

7th June, 2016 236

WHAT TO EXPECT AS PROSECUTORS TRY TO PERSUADE JURORS TO SENTENCE DYLANN ROOF TO DEATH


In a separate order Monday, the judge laid out limitations on Roof's activities during the penalty phase... READ MORE

2nd January, 2017 216

HOW WALL STREET FIRMS MAKE MONEY FROM DONALD TRUMP'S PRISON POLICY


If President-elect Donald Trump expands the use of private prisons, Wall Street banks will see a big payday... READ MORE

17th November, 2016 215

BALI 9: WE STAND FOR MERCY


The Mercy campaign, which asks Australians to "stand for mercy", has attracted more than 200,000 signatures to a petition for clemency directed to the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo... READ MORE

23rd February, 2015 213

'I HAVE TO MAKE UP FOR THIS'


Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran won the hearts of the Lipstick Brigade and with help changed many facets of life at Kerobokan prison... READ MORE

22nd February, 2015 212

HULL PRISON 'IS A POWDER KEG AND IT IS WAITING TO GO OFF' IN WAKE OF BIRMINGHAM PRISON RIOT, PRISON OFFICERS AND LOCAL MP WARN


Hull prison 'is a powder keg and it is waiting to go off' in wake of Birmingham prison riot, prison officers and local MP warn... READ MORE

19th December, 2016 207


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