High Security Prisons

Prisons Inspectorate’s Thematic Review on Close Supervision Centres published

Although clear progress had been made in clarifying the aims and processes of the system for managing the most dangerous prisoners in the country said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, in a Thematic Review report published today (25/8/2015) on Close Supervision Centres in English high security prisons, prison commentators also made clear there were […]

Are Muslims Being Radicalised Inside Our Prisons?

‘The Stream’ Tonight on Aljazeera TV. Are Muslims Being Radicalised Inside Our Prisons? Join myself & other guests for a one-hour live discussion on this subject tonight on Aljazeera TV at 19:30 GMT – Sky Channel 514 – and you can also catch it live on line at stream.aljazeera.com Mark Leech Editor: Converse The National […]

Muslim prisoners ‘injured’ after refusing to join Muslim prison gang

An increasing number of Muslim inmates complain they are being intimidated to join the Muslim Brotherhood, a prison gang, and some have received injuries following a refusal to do so. Mark Leech editor of Converse the national newspaper for prisoners in England and Wales said he was aware of an ‘increasing number of complaints’ from […]

Hostage Incident Ends At Full Sutton

Two prison officers have been taken hostage and attacked by three inmates at a maximum-security jail near York. The incident on Sunday at Full Sutton Prison in East Yorkshire lasted for four hours. The Prison Service said the staff were treated for injuries which were not thought to be life-threatening. The Prison Officer’s Association (POA) […]

SERIAL KILLER OF GAY MEN DIES IN JAIL

A killer who was told he would never be released from jail after being convicted of torturing gay men to death almost 20 years ago has died in jail. Colin Ireland, 57, is presumed to have died from natural causes in the healthcare centre of Wakefield Prison in West Yorkshire this morning, a Prison Service […]

PRISONER FOUND NOT GUILTY OF OFFICER ATTACKS

The ex-governor of a high security jail where three prison officers were stabbed by a triple murderer said today he felt “let down, dismayed and humiliated” after a jury cleared the inmate of all charges. Kevan Thakrar, 24, admitted stabbing the members of staff at Frankland Prison, Durham, in March last year with a broken […]

“Sorry” For Officer Assault

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Prisoner ‘Disembowelled’ in Frankland Cell

Two inmates have been charged with murdering a convicted child rapist found “disembowelled” in his cell at an English prison. Mitchell Harrison, 23, who had been jailed for the rape of a 13-year-old schoolgirl, was discovered dead in his cell Sunday 2nd October by staff at HM Prison Frankland in Durham, north-east England, Sky News […]

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