The Prisons Handbook 2019

  • 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

ISBN-13: 978-0-9572098-9-3

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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 2018
Mark Leech Biography
Prisoner Location Service
Ministry of Justice Headquarters
Dedication: Michael SpurrDedication written by Phil Copple, Director General (Prisons) HM Prison & Probation Service
Acknowledgements
Foreword, Rt.Hon Bob Neill MP, Chairman: Parliamentary Justice Select Committee 
Special Feature:
Editorial: 
Introduction
HM Prison Service Directory of Specifications & Performance Stds
Glossary of Terms
Prison Population 2018/2019
SECTION 1: PRISONS
1.1 Prison Service Establishments in England and Wales 2019/2020
1.1.2 National Prison Management
1.1.3 Prison Performance Ratings
1.1.4 Governing Governors
1.2 Cost Per Prisoner Place
1.3 Private Sector Prison Contractors
1.4 Other United Kingdom Prison Addresses
SECTION 2 – ADVICE
2.1 Early Days in Custody
2.2 Offending Behaviour Programmes
2.3 Criminal Cases Review Commission
2.4 Requests and Complaints
2.4.1 Requests and Complaints
2.4.2 Prisons & Probation Ombudsman
2.5 Letters, Visits and Telephone Calls
2.6 Drugs and Alcohol in Prisons
2.7 The Prison Disciplinary System
2.8 Who Can Help?
2.9 Healthcare
2.10 Religion
2.11 Race & Equality
2.12 Social Security and Discharge Grants
2.13 Release & Recall
2.14 Life Sentences
2.15 Women Prisoners
2.16 Young Adult Offenders
2.17 Young People
2.18 Foreign National Prisoners
2.19 Disability in Prison
2.20 Education and Training
2.21 Work and Pay
2.22 Incentives and Earned Privileges
2.23 Marriage in Prison
2.24 Elderly Prisoners
2.25 Segregation
SECTION 3 – THE DIRECTORY
3.1 Government & Statutory Agencies,
3.2 Support, Campaigning & Pressure Groups
3.3 Professional Organisations
3.4 Academic Websites
3.5 Penal Pot Pourri
SECTION 4 – LEGAL
4.1 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?

5.1

SECTION 6 – REPORTS

6.1 Introduction to the Prisons
6.2 Annual Reports
6.2.1 HMPPS Annual Report 2018-2019
6.2.2 Prison & Probation Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2017-2018
6.2.3 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Annual Report 2018-2019
6.2.4 Independent Monitoring Boards
6.3 Recent Reports & Publications
6.3.1 NOMS/Justice/HMPS 2017-2018
6.3.2 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
6.3.3 Prisons & Probation Ombudsman
SECTION 7 – ANNEXES
7.1 Parliamentary Questions 2018-2019
7.2 Deaths in Prison Service Custody 2018-2019
7.3 Butler Trust Awards & Prizes
7.4 Policy Frameworks – NEW!

Counter corruption and reporting wrongdoing
Multi Agency Life Risk Assessment Panel
Progression regimes
Prison education and library services for adult prisons in England
Recall, review and re-release of recalled prisoners
Home detention curfew
Sustainable operations
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 sentence

SECTION 8 – PRISON STAFF 2017-2018
National Offender Management Service Workforce Statistics Bulletin Published 15th February 2018
Prison Staff: Numbers, Joiners & Leavers, Staff Equality & Diversity, Age, Ethnicity.
House of Commons Justice Committee. Prisons: planning and policies. Ninth Report of Session
Contracting out non-core services
Roles and responsibilities of prison governors and prison officer
The changing role of prison governors
The changing role of prison staff
The full POLET Curriculum – NEW!
The contribution of prisoners
Conclusions and recommendations: Modernising the prison estate
Prison Officers
Prison Governors,
Prison Staffing, Statistics & Pay Rates 2018/2019
Preventing Staff Corruption
SECTION 9 – THE YEAR AHEAD. 
A look ahead at planned policy and practice changes 2019/2020
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