Prisons

Prison performs U-turn on banning handwritten cards for inmates after public outcry
Prisons

Prison performs U-turn on banning handwritten cards for inmates after public outcry

A prison has performed a swift U-turn on a handwritten cards ban after a public outcry over the policy, which was shared on Twitter.

Homelessness is holding back prison leavers when they get a second chance
prisons

Homelessness is holding back prison leavers when they get a second chance

While so many women are released from prison with nowhere to go, ministers should shift their focus away from putting more people behind bars

Women are asking to stay in prison beyond their sentence because they don’t have a home to go to
Homelessness

Women are asking to stay in prison beyond their sentence because they don’t have a home to go to

The majority of women leaving HMP Bronzefield – Europe’s largest women’s prison – fall into homelessness, with some preferring prison to the “uncertainties of freedom”.

Stephen Fry to feature in play telling lockdown stories of prisoners and homeless people
Justice system

Stephen Fry to feature in play telling lockdown stories of prisoners and homeless people

How to get a job with a criminal record: From applying to sharing your conviction
Jobs advice

How to get a job with a criminal record: From applying to sharing your conviction

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Prisoners to be offered apprenticeships for the first time
Prison system

Prisoners to be offered apprenticeships for the first time

Screw creator Rob Williams: ‘We don’t always look at prisoners as individuals’
TV

Screw creator Rob Williams: ‘We don’t always look at prisoners as individuals’

Why is the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on a hunger strike?
Politics

Why is the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on a hunger strike?

Prisoners turn critics to review TV shows and films during Penned Up Festival
News

Prisoners turn critics to review TV shows and films during Penned Up Festival

Prisoners pick the books to get you through lockdown
News

Prisoners pick the books to get you through lockdown

Transforming prison food: Traditional Bangladeshi chicken curry recipe
News

Transforming prison food: Traditional Bangladeshi chicken curry recipe

Books behind bars: Not even Covid can stop the prison librarian
News

Books behind bars: Not even Covid can stop the prison librarian

Illiteracy is high in prisons. Learning to read can reduce reoffending
News

Illiteracy is high in prisons. Learning to read can reduce reoffending

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Meet the ex-inmates helped by music in prison
News

Meet the ex-inmates helped by music in prison

The music label helping prisoners dream beyond their cell walls
News

The music label helping prisoners dream beyond their cell walls

My children didn’t understand why mummy was in prison
Opinion

My children didn’t understand why mummy was in prison

There is a mental health crisis in our prisons. Lockdown is making it worse
Opinion

There is a mental health crisis in our prisons. Lockdown is making it worse

Anonymous prisoner: ‘You go to prison as punishment, not for punishment’
Opinion

Anonymous prisoner: ‘You go to prison as punishment, not for punishment’

Lockdown in lockdown: I watched the country close while in prison
Opinion

Lockdown in lockdown: I watched the country close while in prison

You don’t have to be a bleeding heart to see our prison system isn’t working
Opinion

You don’t have to be a bleeding heart to see our prison system isn’t working

Why The Big Issue has put together a prison special
Opinion

Why The Big Issue has put together a prison special

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Tony Adams latest to share his emotional story on More Than My Past podcast
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Tony Adams latest to share his emotional story on More Than My Past podcast

Motivational speaker Lennox Rodgers appears on More Than My Past podcast
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Motivational speaker Lennox Rodgers appears on More Than My Past podcast

Lord John Bird stars with actor Jason Flemyng on brand-new recovery podcast
News

Lord John Bird stars with actor Jason Flemyng on brand-new recovery podcast

1,000 prisoners released on to the streets during Covid-19 pandemic
News

1,000 prisoners released on to the streets during Covid-19 pandemic

Inmates share inspirational prison education stories in powerful new book
News

Inmates share inspirational prison education stories in powerful new book

InHouse Records is sending a weekly magazine to 2,500 prisoners
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InHouse Records is sending a weekly magazine to 2,500 prisoners

Homeless people and prisoners tell lockdown stories in new exhibition
News

Homeless people and prisoners tell lockdown stories in new exhibition

Cell Workout smashes £10k goal to start ‘Made in HMP’ clothing brand
News

Cell Workout smashes £10k goal to start ‘Made in HMP’ clothing brand

‘Time is short’ for Government to protect prisoners from Covid-19
News

‘Time is short’ for Government to protect prisoners from Covid-19

Would Rory Stewart have had to resign over the 10 Prisons Project?
News

Would Rory Stewart have had to resign over the 10 Prisons Project?

‘Unacceptable’ that prisoners can’t get an education, says charity
News

‘Unacceptable’ that prisoners can’t get an education, says charity

Prisoners show the importance of education with postcard art exhibition
News

Prisoners show the importance of education with postcard art exhibition

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