- Published 1st July 2019
- At 1,600-pages it is our most comprehensive edition ever
- For the first time it will be continuously updateable via subscription online!
THE PRISONS HANDBOOK 2019
21st Annual Edition. Editor: Mark Leech.
PUBLISHED 1st July 2019
“The Prisons Handbook is a great point of reference for anyone who wants to learn about the prison system; Governors, staff, prisoners, families and civil servants alike have come to view it as a reliable source of information.” Rt.Hon David Gauke, MP. Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.
- Purchase The Prisons Handbook 2019: HERE – not available for purchase yet
The 2019 Edition of The Prisons Handbook, the definitive annual guide to the penal system of England and Wales will be published on 22nd May 2018. Since 1995 it has become ‘the bible’ for prisoners, their families, prison officers, prison Governors, solicitors, barristers, voluntary organisations and indeed for anyone with a personal, professional or academic interest in our prisons.
Fully updated and revised for 2019!
WHAT’S IN THE 2019 EDITION (note this edition is still in production)
Map of Prison Service Establishments 2018Mark Leech BiographyPrisoner Location ServiceMinistry of Justice HeadquartersDedication: Michael Spurr – Dedication written by Phil Copple, Director General (Prisons) HM Prison & Probation ServiceAcknowledgementsForeword, Rt.Hon Bob Neill MP, Chairman: Parliamentary Justice Select CommitteeSpecial Feature:Editorial:IntroductionHM Prison Service Directory of Specifications & Performance StdsGlossary of TermsPrison Population 2018/2019SECTION 1: PRISONS1.1 Prison Service Establishments in England and Wales 2019/20201.1.2 National Prison Management1.1.3 Prison Performance Ratings1.1.4 Governing Governors1.2 Cost Per Prisoner Place1.3 Private Sector Prison Contractors1.4 Other United Kingdom Prison AddressesSECTION 2 – ADVICE2.1 Early Days in Custody2.2 Offending Behaviour Programmes2.3 Criminal Cases Review Commission2.4 Requests and Complaints2.4.1 Requests and Complaints2.4.2 Prisons & Probation Ombudsman2.5 Letters, Visits and Telephone Calls2.6 Drugs and Alcohol in Prisons2.7 The Prison Disciplinary System2.8 Who Can Help?2.9 Healthcare2.10 Religion2.11 Race & Equality2.12 Social Security and Discharge Grants2.13 Release & Recall2.14 Life Sentences2.15 Women Prisoners2.16 Young Adult Offenders2.17 Young People2.18 Foreign National Prisoners2.19 Disability in Prison2.20 Education and Training2.21 Work and Pay2.22 Incentives and Earned Privileges2.23 Marriage in Prison2.24 Elderly Prisoners2.25 SegregationSECTION 3 – THE DIRECTORY3.1 Government & Statutory Agencies,3.2 Support, Campaigning & Pressure Groups3.3 Professional Organisations3.4 Academic Websites3.5 Penal Pot PourriSECTION 4 – LEGAL4.1 Prisoners & The Law. Almost 100 pages on a full A-Z on prisoners and the law, ranging from Access to Justice through to Zoonotic Infections, by Sharon Holloway, Barrister, 1 Pump Court Chambers, London.SECTION 5 – SOMETHING TO SAY?
SECTION 6 – REPORTS6.1 Introduction to the Prisons6.2 Annual Reports6.2.1 HMPPS Annual Report 2018-20196.2.2 Prison & Probation Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2017-20186.2.3 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Annual Report 2018-20196.2.4 Independent Monitoring Boards6.3 Recent Reports & Publications6.3.1 NOMS/Justice/HMPS 2017-20186.3.2 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons6.3.3 Prisons & Probation OmbudsmanSECTION 7 – ANNEXES7.1 Parliamentary Questions 2018-20197.2 Deaths in Prison Service Custody 2018-20197.3 Butler Trust Awards & Prizes7.4 Policy Frameworks – NEW!
Counter corruption and reporting wrongdoing
Multi Agency Life Risk Assessment Panel
Prison education and library services for adult prisons in England
Recall, review and re-release of recalled prisoners
Home detention curfew
Intelligence collection, management and dissemination in prisons and probation
Building Bridges: A Positive Behaviour Framework for the Children and Young People Secure Estate
Strengthening Prisoners Family Ties Policy Framework
Smoke Free Policy Framework
Women’s Policy Framework
Bail Accommodation and Support Service (BASS)
Access to Digital Evidence (A2DE)
Manage the custodial sentenceSECTION 8 – PRISON STAFF 2017-2018National Offender Management Service Workforce Statistics Bulletin Published 15th February 2018Prison Staff: Numbers, Joiners & Leavers, Staff Equality & Diversity, Age, Ethnicity.House of Commons Justice Committee. Prisons: planning and policies. Ninth Report of SessionContracting out non-core servicesRoles and responsibilities of prison governors and prison officerThe changing role of prison governorsThe changing role of prison staffThe full POLET Curriculum – NEW!The contribution of prisonersConclusions and recommendations: Modernising the prison estatePrison OfficersPrison Governors,Prison Staffing, Statistics & Pay Rates 2018/2019Preventing Staff CorruptionSECTION 9 – THE YEAR AHEAD.A look ahead at planned policy and practice changes 2019/2020