UK Prison

Create the Space to Do What Matters

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Dr Paul Wood

As part of my commitment to giving back to society and acknowledging all the help I received from people over the years, I try to make the time to speak to inmates about what made a difference for me when it comes to changing my life and integrating back into society.

Prisoners Release Rap Video From Their Birmingham Jail Cell

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

Two prisoners at HMP Birmingham have filmed a rap video on a mobile phone from behind bars to promote their album on iTunes. Demehl Thomas and Moy...

Taking No Prisoners

Steve Bugeja | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Steve Bugeja

Perhaps we just scrap prison all together and kill anyone who breaks the law, saving on expensive admin. Here are some more innovative (ill thought out) ideas I've come up with to make prisons more effective and cheaper...

Looking for Cure and Regeneration

James Langstaff | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK
James Langstaff

The churches, Christian charities and countless Christian people already involved in many ways look forward to a healthy and robust engagement with Gove and his colleagues. As he knows well, we are already significantly involved and we continue to stand ready to play our part to the full. I hear the genuineness of his intent, and I hold him in my prayers.

Armed Robber Mistakenly Released From Prison Taunts Police With On-The-Run Selfies

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

A robber who armed himself with a 2ft machete during a heist has been mistakenly released from prison and is taunting police by posing for pictures wh...

Astonishing CCTV Shows Drug Lord Strolling Casually Out Of Mexico's Most Secure Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

The moment that notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmanbroke free from prison has been caught on CCTV. Footage shows how the Sinaloa cartle...

Ex-Ukip MEP sentenced to five years in jail for expenses fraud

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics

A former Ukip MEP has been jailed for five years after claiming almost half a million pounds in bogus expenses from the European Parliament. Ashley...

Mega Prison For Teenagers Scrapped

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics

A proposed mega prison for teenagers is being scrapped on cost grounds, the Government confirmed today. The 320-bed ‘Secure College’ was expect...

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...