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In Court Today – The Prison Oracle Roundup of Today’s Court Appearances

Tuesday 12th November 2019. Are you interested in what is happening in our Courts around the country today? The Prison Oracle brings you all the essential news from courts around the country. From Crown Courts, Magistrates Courts and the High Court – our selection of high profile cases that often don’t make the news are […]

Election fact check: Will there really be 20,000 new police officers on the streets?

As the Election campaign gets into its stride, the Guardian newspaper will be looking out for daft ads and dodgy speeches. Have a look at these claims already made and see whether their bonkers or brilliant https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/11/election-fact-check-will-there-really-be-20000-new-police-officers You are unauthorized to view this page.

Could HMPPS dogs be next to sniff out hidden phones and sim cards?

HMPPS could be the next to use sniffer dogs to find laptops, USB sticks, sim cards and phones after a successful trial by Britain’s largest police force. Sex offenders are among the criminals to have already  been snared by Bolly and Murphy, English springer spaniels who can detect hidden electronic devices. They follow the scent […]

Update: Stabbing ‘Murder’ at Youth Offending Service ‘Knife Awareness’ Course

STABBING MURDER AT YOS  ‘KNIFE AWARENESS’ COURSE UPDATE: 9/11/2019 – 11:31am A teenager accused of murdering an 18-year-old man at a knife awareness course in west London has appeared in court. Hakim Ishmael Daba Sillah died in hospital after being stabbed at the Youth Offending Service in Hillingdon Civic Centre on High Street, Uxbridge, on […]

Man who doused eight police officers in petrol gets three years and nine months.

A man who armed himself with a watering can full of petrol and doused eight police officers in the flammable liquid, leaving them fearing for their lives, has been jailed for three years and nine months. Justin Jackson, 28, admitted at an earlier hearing at Basildon Crown Court to eight counts of administering a noxious […]

Diary Dates: Today and forthcoming diary dates of Prison matters to note

Today: 1000 LONDON: Sentence of four men who beat and poured acid over man in financial dispute. Olutomi Baiyewu, Sabir Rashid, Kevin Toonga, and Bruno Pereira were convicted of offences including false imprisonment and robbery after an attack on a man in his 30s who was looking after a sum of £10,000 for three of […]

Freedom of Information Release on the Cost of Prison Telephone Calls

FOI Request to the MOJ “Many prisoners now have the ability to make telephone calls to family from their in-cell telephone. I am interested to know the cost to the prisoner to call their family (weekday, weekday evening, weekend and to mobiles) from an in-cell telephone, compared to the national contract where the prisoner needs […]