THE PRISONS HANDBOOK 2018
20th Edition. Editor: Mark Leech.
Published: 16th May 2018
- “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 16th 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 2018Mark Leech BiographyPrisoner Location ServiceMinistry of Justice HeadquartersDedication: Faith SpearAcknowledgementsForeword, Rt.Hon David Gauke MP, Secretary of State for Justice & Lord ChancellorSpecial Feature: “The Prisons Crisis: How did we get here – and what should we do about it?” Phil Wheatley, former Director General HM Prison ServiceEditorial: “Our Prisons are not Creaking; they’ve Croaked” Mark LeechIntroductionHM Prison Service Directory of Specifications & Performance StdsGlossary of TermsPrison Population 2017/2018SECTION 1: PRISONS1.1 Prison Service Establishments in England and Wales 20181.1.2 National Prison Management1.1.3 Prison Performance Ratings1.1.4 Governing Governors1.2 Cost Per Prisoner Place1.3 Private Sector Prison Contractors1.4 Other United Kingdom Prison AddressesSECTION 2 – ADVICE2.1 Early Days in Custody2.2 Offending Behaviour Programmes2.3 Criminal Cases Review Commission2.4 Requests and Complaints2.4.1 Requests and Complaints2.4.2 Prisons & Probation Ombudsman2.5 Letters, Visits and Telephone Calls2.6 Drugs and Alcohol in Prisons2.7 The Prison Disciplinary System2.8 Who Can Help?2.9 Healthcare2.10 Religion2.11 Race & Equality2.12 Social Security and Discharge Grants2.13 Release & Recall2.14 Life Sentences2.15 Women Prisoners2.16 Young Adult Offenders2.17 Young People2.18 Foreign National Prisoners2.19 Disability in Prison2.20 Education and Training2.21 Work and Pay2.22 Incentives and Earned Privileges2.23 Marriage in Prison2.24 Elderly Prisoners2.25 SegregationSECTION 3 – THE DIRECTORY3.1 Government & Statutory Agencies,3.2 Support, Campaigning & Pressure Groups3.3 Professional Organisations3.4 Academic Websites3.5 Penal Pot PourriSECTION 4 – LEGAL4.1 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 ReviewSECTION 6 – REPORTS6.1 Introduction to the Prisons6.2 Annual Reports6.2.1 NOMS Annual Report 2016-20176.2.2 Prison & Probation Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2016-20176.2.3 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Annual Report 2016-20176.2.4 Independent Monitoring Boards6.3 Recent Reports & Publications6.3.1 NOMS/Justice/HMPS 2016-20176.3.2 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons6.3.3 Prisons & Probation OmbudsmanSECTION 7 – ANNEXES7.1 Parliamentary Questions 2017-20187.2 Deaths in Prison Service Custody 2017-20187.3 Butler Trust Awards & PrizesSECTION 8 – PRISON STAFF 2017-2018National Offender Management Service Workforce Statistics Bulletin Published 15th February 2018Prison Staff: Numbers, Joiners & Leavers, Staff Equality & Diversity, Age, Ethnicity.House of Commons Justice Committee. Prisons: planning and policies. Ninth Report of SessionContracting out non-core servicesRoles and responsibilities of prison governors and prison officerThe changing role of prison governorsThe changing role of prison staffThe contribution of prisonersConclusions and recommendations: Modernising the prison estatePrison OfficersPrison Governors,Prison Staffing, Statistics & Pay Rates 2017-2018Preventing Staff CorruptionSECTION 9 – THE YEAR AHEAD.A look ahead at planned policy and practice changes 2018/2019