Ministry of Jusice reveal 1,700 prison officers have been dropped from eight highest security prisons

High-security prisons holding Britain’s most dangerous prisoners have lost one in four officers since the Conservatives have been in government, it can be revealed. HMP Belmarsh, the category-A men’s prison that has inmates including serial killer Stephen Port and extreme Islamist preacher Anjem … Continue reading Ministry of Jusice reveal 1,700 prison officers have been dropped from eight highest security prisons

Former Tory MP who served time says prison suicide rates are soaring due to Osborne’s cuts

Jonathan Aitken, a former Tory MP who served a seven month prison sentence for perjury in 1999, has written for the Guardian to talk about the soaring rate of suicides in prisons, which he attributes to Osborne’s “legacy” of a … Continue reading Former Tory MP who served time says prison suicide rates are soaring due to Osborne’s cuts

Amber Rudd accused of sitting on report from critical inquiry into deaths in police custody

Community and human rights groups have called on Amber Rudd to announce when a report into deaths in policy custody will be released, after it passed its deadline last summer. There is still no official date for the report’s release, … Continue reading Amber Rudd accused of sitting on report from critical inquiry into deaths in police custody