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Richard Huckle stabbed to death at Full Sutton Prison

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles, who abused up to 200 Malaysian children, has been stabbed to death in prison. Richard Huckle was murdered at HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire on Sunday, sources said. The Sun reported that he had been stabbed to death with a makeshift blade and was found in his cell. Huckle was given […]

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 […]

Six more years for death threat prisoners

Two inmates already serving life for murder have been sentenced to six more years each for threatening to kill a prison officer at a North Yorkshire jail days after the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. Feroz Khan and Fuad Awale, both 26, were found guilty at the Old Bailey last week following the incident at […]

Rising numbers of Prison Muslims are “fuelling extremism”

Rising numbers of prisoners are becoming ‘convenience Muslims’ leading to heightened tensions with guards and fuelling extremism, the head of the Prison Officers’ Association has warned. Union general secretary Steve Gillan said that many prisoners were turning to Islam to win benefits, and to gain the status associated with being part of a gang. He […]

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) […]