UK Prison

Andy Coulson Released From Prison After Only Five Months With Electronic Tag

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK

Ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been released from prison less than five months into his 18-month sentence for phone hacking. The form...

John Costi: Armed Robber to Critically Acclaimed Artist

Luke Hodson | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Luke Hodson

Artist John Costi was born London 1987, of dual Irish and Cypriot heritage. Working mostly in film, spoken word and performance installation his main concerns are identity and the self plus social and criminal justice.

Death Penalty for Women Offenders

Felicity Gerry | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
Felicity Gerry

We all took the view that public sympathy is with the women who are in effect sentenced to the equivalent of a death penalty whilst their children suffer the consequences. When they ask me - where were you Mummy when all these women were dying in prison, I will be proud to say I was at the HLE Debate and we didn't just talk about change we made it happen.

Prisoner With IS Flag Planned To 'Kidnap Guard While Escaping'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK

A prisoner was found with a home-made Islamic State (IS) flag and plans to kidnap a prison officer while escaping, it has been reported. A descript...

'Restraint Is Intrinsically Unsafe' - The Government Is Ignoring the Lessons of the Past, With Potentially Fatal Consequences for Children

Paola Uccellari | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Politics
Paola Uccellari

The Ministry of Justice has published details of how its new child super-prisons ("secure colleges") will be run. Sold as all about putting "education at the heart of custody", the plans are scant on detail about how children will be helped via education and health services, but contain 15 astonishing pages on discipline, punishment and control.

Ched Evans It Now A Free Man

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

Footballer Ched Evans' family have described the disgraced striker as a "role model" in a post on their website, as the convicted rapist was left pris...

Lots Of Men Offered To Pay This Glamour Model's Bail. Funny That. #sexymugshot

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

A recent spate of "sexy" mugshots shows no signs of abating, as this latest image reveals. This is Angela Coates, a Florida-born glamour model who...

Charles Bronson 'Threatened With Beheading In Prison'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK

Charles Bronson, Britain's most notorious prisoner, has been threatened with beheading in jail by fellow inmates, his brother said. Bronson, who ha...

Piers Morgan Was (Briefly) Locked Behind Bars With Andy Coulson

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK

Piers Morgan has confirmed he has visited Belmarsh Prison to see his friend and fellow former News Of The World Editor, Andy Coulson. David Camero...

How to Leave a Gang: Richard Cabral on His Upbringing on the Streets of Los Angeles

Kay Smythe | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

'I learned that all the gang bulls**t amounted to nothing because all of us fighting for land in the street just ended up in the same piece of land - prison. Nothing is permanent and all people will face their ending, especially in the life of crime.'

John Oliver Saves 'Sex Geckos' Lost On Russian Space Craft

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech

John Oliver can do no wrong. Whether it's tackling the ills the prison system or just bringing Right Said Fred back together, we is using his HBO show...

An 'Unreasonable and Irresponsible' Plan - The House of Lords Slams Government Plans for Children's Super-Prisons

Paola Uccellari | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paola Uccellari

Last week the House of Lords considered the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill as it makes its way through parliament. There are a number of controversial aspects of this Bill - mandatory prison sentences for knife crimes have caught the public's attention. Plans to change the rules on judicial review have got Peers, lawyers and children's charities very worried.

Bedlam Behind Bars - The Brutal Truth

Lucy Roberts | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Roberts

There is still a lot of stigma surrounding mental health issues, and some people still do not believe it exists... but the truth is, it does. Whether you believe prisoners get things too easy, there's no denying that any illness needs to be treated whether that be physical or mental.

Summer of Sports Is a Missed Opportunity for Prisoners

Rod Clark | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics
Rod Clark

My fear is that the summer of sport will only be seen as the distraction that was hoped (I earnestly hope successfully) to prevent a summer of violence and disorder that comes when prisoners are just locked up and left to fail.

Prisoner 'Gouges Out Own Eyes In Protest Over Heat In Jail Cell'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

An investigation has been launched after a prisoner reportedly gouged his eyes out, apparently in protest at the sweltering conditions inside his cell...

John Oliver Tackles America's Prison Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Nearly one in 100 Americans is behind bars - no, really - and as John Oliver points out, many are there on drug charges, and "our drug laws do seem to...

Seeking Asylum Is a Human Right, Not a Crime

Maurice Wren | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Politics
Maurice Wren

Imagine a country where, at the stroke of a pen and without any recourse to a judge, a faceless Government official can deprive someone of their liberty and, at the stroke of a pen, consign them indefinitely to what to all intents and purposes is a prison, without them having being charged with or convicted of any crime. That country is Britain. And if you thought that this use of state power was characteristic only of dictatorships or tyrannies, then think again, as it's happening here, on our doorstep, under our noses, without any fuss and certainly without any publicity.

Ned Simons

Probation Staff Randomly Privatised With Names 'Picked Out Of A Hat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics

Justice secretary Chris Grayling has been accused of ignoring warnings that probation officers have been forced out of the public sector Probation Ser...

The Plight of Female Migrants in the UK

Jacqueline McKenzie | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK
Jacqueline McKenzie

For many of the women who take these chances for better work or education, prison, or sometimes detention centres, can be a terrifying ordeal. With a lack of family presence and a very likely language and culture barrier, getting the right advice or support can be almost impossible for foreign national women,

New Figures Reveal Damaging Impacts of Drastic Cuts on Prisons

Juliet Lyon | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Juliet Lyon

Rocketing prison numbers, a shocking surge in assaults and deaths by suicide in custody, fewer staff, less constructive activity and unacceptably high reconviction rates are the flashing warning lights that Ministers must heed.

Why Did Charles Bronson Take On 12 Prison Guards Whilst Smeared In Lurpak?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE Sorry Mum: Charles Bronson Auctions Art To Pay For Holiday After 'Lurpak Rumble' A prisoner dubbed Britain’s most violent smeared himself ...

Prisoners Families Are the Invisible Victims of Crime

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

There's always so much focus on how much prisons cost the tax payer, whether inmates should have access to TV and reading material and prison rehabilitation programs.

Islamic Radicalisation In Prisons A 'Significant Threat'

PA | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK

The head of the prison and probation service has described the threat of Islamic radicalisation behind bars as significant. Speaking to BBC Panoram...

Clegg Warns Mandatory Prison Sentences Won't Work

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has dismissed calls by Britain's top policeman for tougher knife crime sentences insisting innocent people could end up in jail. The dep...

A New Entrepreneurial Force for Ex-Offenders and Those in Recovery From Addiction

Will Prochaska | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
Will Prochaska

Chris Grayling's announcement of the