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Escaped British prisoner arrested in Spanish underground cigarette factory

An escaped British prisoner has been arrested in Spain after police discovered a subterranean counterfeit cigarette factory – 13 feet under a stable. The underground plant, which had a full production line and could produce 3,500 cigarettes an hour, is said to be the first of its kind found in the European Union. Daniel Dobbs, 31, […]

HMP/YOI HATFIELD – Remains a well-run prison with good outcomes across the board

HMP/YOI Hatfield, a category D resettlement prison for men near Doncaster in South Yorkshire, was assessed as good, the highest assessment, across all four healthy prison tests for the second consecutive inspection. The prison is split across two sites: a main site, and a further site used for receptions into the prison. At the time […]


HMP/YOI Hatfield had come through change and uncertainty and was now confidently establishing its priorities and showing significant improvement, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the open prison in South Yorkshire. HMP/YOI Hatfield had in recent years been part of the South Yorkshire cluster […]