The Prisons Handbook 2018

THE PRISONS HANDBOOK 2018
20th Edition. Editor: Mark Leech.

PUBLISHED: 22nd MAY 2018

ISBN-13: 9780957209886

ISBN-10: 0957209886

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The Prisons Handbook is a great point of reference for anyone who wants to learn about the prison system; Governors, staff, prisoners, families and civil servants alike have come to view it as a reliable source of information.”   Rt.Hon David Gauke, MP. Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

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The 2018 Edition of The Prisons Handbook, the definitive annual guide to the penal system of England and Wales will be published on 22nd May 2018. Since 1995 it has become ‘the bible’ for prisoners, their families, prison officers, prison Governors, solicitors, barristers, voluntary organisations and indeed for anyone with a personal, professional or academic interest in our prisons.

Fully updated and revised for 2018!

WHAT’S IN THE 2018 EDITION?

Map of Prison Service Establishments 2018
Mark Leech Biography
Prisoner Location Service
Ministry of Justice Headquarters
Dedication: Faith Spear
Acknowledgements
Foreword, Rt.Hon David Gauke MP, Secretary of State for Justice & Lord Chancellor 
Special Feature: “The Prisons Crisis: How did we get here – and what should we do about it?”  Phil Wheatley, former Director General HM Prison Service
Editorial: “Our Prisons are not Creaking; they’ve Croaked”  Mark Leech
Introduction
HM Prison Service Directory of Specifications & Performance Stds
Glossary of Terms
Prison Population 2017/2018
SECTION 1: PRISONS
1.1 Prison Service Establishments in England and Wales 2018
1.1.2 National Prison Management
1.1.3 Prison Performance Ratings
1.1.4 Governing Governors
1.2 Cost Per Prisoner Place
1.3 Private Sector Prison Contractors
1.4 Other United Kingdom Prison Addresses
SECTION 2 – ADVICE
2.1 Early Days in Custody
2.2 Offending Behaviour Programmes
2.3 Criminal Cases Review Commission
2.4 Requests and Complaints
2.4.1 Requests and Complaints
2.4.2 Prisons & Probation Ombudsman
2.5 Letters, Visits and Telephone Calls
2.6 Drugs and Alcohol in Prisons
2.7 The Prison Disciplinary System
2.8 Who Can Help?
2.9 Healthcare
2.10 Religion
2.11 Race & Equality
2.12 Social Security and Discharge Grants
2.13 Release & Recall
2.14 Life Sentences
2.15 Women Prisoners
2.16 Young Adult Offenders
2.17 Young People
2.18 Foreign National Prisoners
2.19 Disability in Prison
2.20 Education and Training
2.21 Work and Pay
2.22 Incentives and Earned Privileges
2.23 Marriage in Prison
2.24 Elderly Prisoners
2.25 Segregation
SECTION 3 – THE DIRECTORY
3.1 Government & Statutory Agencies,
3.2 Support, Campaigning & Pressure Groups
3.3 Professional Organisations
3.4 Academic Websites
3.5 Penal Pot Pourri
SECTION 4 – LEGAL
4.1 Prisoners & The Law. Almost 100 pages on a full A-Z on prisoners and the law, ranging from Access to Justice through to Zoonotic Infections, by Sharon Holloway, Barrister, 1 Pump Court Chambers, London.
SECTION 5 – SOMETHING TO SAY?

5.1 “Parole: A Risky Business.” Martin Jones, Chief Executive of the Parole Board examines the aftermath of the recent John Worboys Judicial Review

SECTION 6 – REPORTS
6.1 Introduction to the Prisons
6.2 Annual Reports
6.2.1 NOMS Annual Report 2016-2017
6.2.2 Prison & Probation Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2016-2017
6.2.3 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Annual Report 2016-2017
6.2.4 Independent Monitoring Boards
6.3 Recent Reports & Publications
6.3.1 NOMS/Justice/HMPS 2016-2017
6.3.2 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
6.3.3 Prisons & Probation Ombudsman
SECTION 7 – ANNEXES
7.1 Parliamentary Questions 2017-2018
7.2 Deaths in Prison Service Custody 2017-2018
7.3 Butler Trust Awards & Prizes
SECTION 8 – PRISON STAFF 2017-2018
National Offender Management Service Workforce Statistics Bulletin Published 15th February 2018
Prison Staff: Numbers, Joiners & Leavers, Staff Equality & Diversity, Age, Ethnicity.
House of Commons Justice Committee. Prisons: planning and policies. Ninth Report of Session
Contracting out non-core services
Roles and responsibilities of prison governors and prison officer
The changing role of prison governors
The changing role of prison staff
The contribution of prisoners
Conclusions and recommendations: Modernising the prison estate
Prison Officers
Prison Governors,
Prison Staffing, Statistics & Pay Rates 2017-2018
Preventing Staff Corruption
SECTION 9 – THE YEAR AHEAD. 
A look ahead at planned policy and practice changes 2018/2019
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