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Covid-19: Prisons – latest situation

Coronavirus in prisons: confirmed cases 24th March There is one confirmed case of coronavirus at each of the following prisons: HMP Birmingham HMP High Down HMP Manchester HMP Oakwood Prisons and coronavirus: the latest situation Prisons have been working closely with Public Health and NHS services to put robust contingency plans in place. The plans […]

HMP Manchester: Some improvements but progress is slow and weak in key areas

HMP Manchester, an important local prison in a major English city, was assessed by inspectors as having made slow and weak progress in many key areas where improvement was urged after a full inspection in 2018. An Independent Review of Progress (IRP) at Manchester took place in June 2019, 11 months after the Chief Inspector […]

HMP Manchester: Deteriorating Safety, Respect and Purposeful Activity

HMP Manchester, a large local jail with a small number of high-security prisoners, was found by inspectors to have become less safe and respectful, and to have deteriorated in its provision of training and education, over four years. Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, said that in 2014 the prison had been assessed as […]

Strangeways roof top protest ends

A prisoner who scaled the roof of a jail in Manchester has ended his one-man protest after three days. Murderer Stuart Horner, 35, who was locked up in 2012 for killing his uncle, came down from the roof of HMP Manchester during the early hours of Wednesday morning. On Sunday he clambered up an 18ft […]

Strangeways roof top protest continues

            A convicted murderer is staging a rooftop protest at HMP Manchester in his underpants over prison conditions. Stuart Horner, 27, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, first clambered up a wall and onto the roof of the prison on Sunday afternoon. He stripped to his Manchester United underpants at one stage, smashed […]

Naked protester at Manchester Prison

A semi-naked protester has scaled an 18ft fence at a high security prison. The man, wearing just his pants climbed the wall at Strangeways prison in Manchester in order to stage a demonstration. Greater Manchester Police confirmed they received a call from prison staff asking for assistance to the “one person protest” for fear he […]