UK Prison

Yes Rolf Harris, We Can Tell What You Are - You Are a Remorseless Child Abuser

Will Black | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Will Black

Harris may be released from prison before he dies, but I would suggest his rehabilitation has much further to go if he doesn't recognise that the public sees him as a child abuser first and foremost. He was never much of an artist anyway and nobody wants to listen to a sex attacker smearing his victims.

Celebrity S**ts in Bucket / Prisons in Crisis

Georgia Brown | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Georgia Brown

My dad is in maximum-security prison after an unreliable career in armed robbery. He already served ten-years and was finally promoted to an open prison - you know the ones - the kind we reserve for our white-collar criminals like celebrity politicians Jeffrey Archer and Jonathan Aitken. Annoyingly my dad didn't write a best seller in the last few months of his stretch...

Investing In Arts Education To Create Crime Free Futures

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Julie Mills

At Milton Keynes College we have a strapline: Transforming lives through learning. It is so much more than a strapline - we really believe in it and ...

Into Bahrain's Jaws of Hell

Nabeel Rajab | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Nabeel Rajab

Rather than hold the torturers accountable, Bahrain is covering up its abuses. Rather than improve the situation, they have wilfully allowed its deterioration, which is worse now than during martial law in 2011.

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

It's Time to Talk About Mental Health

Miriam Steiner | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Steiner

Mental health is misunderstood in our society. Most people who are aware that mental health exists usually think it's synonymous with mental illness, and see mental illness as something awful and frightening...

Have Prisons in the UK Reached Boiling Point?

Endeavour Press | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Endeavour Press

Britain's prisons, unless we're lucky, could possibly give the government a pre-Christmas present they wouldn't like at all. Violence, self-harm and suicide are rising exponentially, and a system that's been creaking at the seams for years is like a boiler with a screwed-down safety valve. If it finally blows, the result could be catastrophic.

Confidential Prisoner Phone Calls To The Samaritans Are Being Listened In On

Huffington Post UK/PA | Toby Gladwin | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

Prisoners' confidential calls to the suicide prevention charity Samaritans have been recorded and listened to. Inspectors made the discovery when i...

Books Can Be Given To Prison Inmates, High Court Decides

PA | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

The High Court has declared restrictions on prisoners receiving books from friends and family "unlawful" - to the delight of authors and campaigners. ...

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 17.01.2015 | 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 11.01.2015 | 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 20.12.2014 | 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...