Prison News Desk

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On the Prison New Desk you will find not just the latest news but all the previous articles from ConversePrisonNews.com, going right back to 2011, and this is available to our Enhanced and Corporate Members.

Free-Climber: “I learnt more in prison about life than in all my years at school – that’s the simple truth.”

On July 8 last year, not long after sunrise, George King-Thompson, then 19, became the first person to “fr… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs […]

Trans law ‘puts women in jail at risk’

A former Scottish prison governor has criticised gender reforms that she claims will expose female inmates… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs less than the […]

Stalking Protection Orders come into force today: What are they?

Stalking protection orders (SPOs) come into force today in a bid to protect complainants from alleged perp… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs less than […]

In Court Today

Some of the important cases from around the country that are due in court today – Monday 20th January 2020… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more […]

Almost a quarter of police forces adopt a scheme so offenders escape prosecution if they complete a period of rehabilitation

Almost a quarter of police forces in England and Wales have adopted a scheme which could see offenders esc… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs […]

The number of prisoners developing a drug problem behind bars has more than doubled in the last five years, research suggests.

  The number of prisoners developing a drug problem behind bars has more than doubled in the last … Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs […]

Son locked up indefinitely after killing family days after release from Wormwood Scrubs – post release care criticised

The son of a bagel tycoon has been locked up indefinitely for killing his mother and sister, who were stab… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more […]

Prisons: Misuse of Civilian Drones – Research Briefing

Drones (also known as unmanned aircraft) are flying systems that do not carry a pilot. As the technology h… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs […]

Strengthening probation, building confidence: engagement event materials

Additional document to the stakeholder and market engagement events as part of the planned probation chang… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs less than the […]

Action Plan published for critical Inspection of Portland

Following the recent critical inspection report of HMP & YOI Portland, an Action Plan has now been agr… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs less […]

HM Probation Inspectorate: Bradford youth offending team – “must improve poor performance”

A West Yorkshire organisation that works with troubled children and young people is performing poorly, acc… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs less than the […]

Scotland Yard refers itself again to police watchdog over Operation Midland

Scotland Yard has reported itself to the police watchdog again over claims of more blunders in the disastr… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs less […]