The Prisons Handbook.

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THE PRISONS HANDBOOK 2016
18th Edition. Editor: Mark Leech. Published: 1st May 2016

  • ISBN-10: 0957209851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957209855
  • Purchase The Prisons Handbook 2016: HERE

The 21st Anniversary Edition of The Prisons Handbook, the definitive annual guide to the penal system of England and Wales is now available. 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 2016!

WHAT’S IN THE 2016 EDITION?

Map of Prison Service Establishments 2016
Mark Leech Biography
Prisoner Location Service
Ministry of Justice Headquarters
Dedication, Felicity Gerry QC
Acknowledgements
Foreword, Rt.Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Justice & Lord Chancellor 
Editorial: “Has the time arrived to abolish Independent Monitoring Boards?” Mark Leech
Special Feature: “Whistle-blower without a whistle” Daisy Mallet, IMB Chair
Penal Reform Speech by Rt.Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister, 8th February 2016
Introduction
HM Prison Service Directory of Specifications & Performance Stds
Glossary of Terms
Prison Population 2015
SECTION 1: PRISONS
1.1 Prison Service Establishments in England and Wales 2016
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 Civil Partnerships
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 Stephen Field, Barrister and Head of Prison Law at 1 Pump Court Chambers, London.
SECTION 5 – SOMETHING TO SAY?

5.1 Is The Rehabilitation Revolution Just Empty Rhetoric? Karl Turner MP, Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales

5.2 New Psychoactive Substances in Prison Alex Cavendish, ex-offender

5.3 What Next For Joint Enterprise? Joanne Cecil, Barrister Garden Court Chambers

5.4 For or Against: Cameras in Court?

SECTION 6 – REPORTS
6.1 Introduction to the Prisons
6.2 Annual Reports
6.2.1 NOMS Annual Report 2014-2015
6.2.2 Prison & Probation Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2014-2015
6.2.3 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Annual Report 2014-2015
6.2.4 Independent Monitoring Boards
6.3 Recent Reports & Publications
6.3.1 NOMS/Justice/HMPS 2014-2015
6.3.2 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
6.3.3 Prisons & Probation Ombudsman
SECTION 7 – ANNEXES
7.1 Parliamentary Questions 2015-2016
7.2 Deaths in Prison Service Custody 2014-2015
7.3 Butler Trust Awards & Prizes
SECTION 8 – PRISON STAFF 2015-2016
National Offender Management Service Workforce Statistics Bulletin Published 4th February 2016
Prison Staff: Numbers, Joiners & Leavers, Staff Equality & Diversity, Age, Ethnicity.
House of Commons Justice Committee. Prisons: planning and policies. Ninth Report of Session 2014–15
Contracting out non-core services
Roles and responsibilities of prison governors and prison officers
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 2016-2017
Preventing Staff Corruption
SECTION 9 – WRITERS’ DIGEST. 
A selection of thought provoking articles published across the last year
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