179 – FROM CENTRE FOR PRISON STUDIES, LONDON

Information from Helen Fair, Research Associate, International Centre for Prison Studies, School of Law King’s College London.

Prisoners’ votes aren’t a trivial cause

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/feb/13/prisoners-voting-rights

Gordon Brown set to end early jail release scheme

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/feb/14/gordon-brown-early-jail-release

‘Giant’ prison plans are scrapped

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8512757.stm

Offenders help flood-hit Cumbria

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8513060.stm

Former inmate wins cancer ruling

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/8512807.stm

Hunger strikers moved to prison

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/8514273.stm

Work starts on new Low Moss jail  (Scotland)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8515821.stm

Prisoner admits torturing and hanging cellmate

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/prisoner-admits-torturing-and-hanging-cellmate-1899051.html

Locked up indefinitely: The prisoners who have committed no crime

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/locked-up-indefinitely-the-prisoners-who-have-committed-no-crime-1899049.html

‘Education with fences’ seen as youth jail model

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/443ea2c8-19d1-11df-af3e-00144feab49a.html

Guruve prison inmates hired out to Zanu pf officials (Zimbabwe)

http://www.zimeye.org/?p=13324

El Salvador ups prison time for juvenile offenders

http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1180290&lang=eng_news

What keeps prisoners from learning?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/feb/16/short-sentence-prisoner-education

Paraguayan judges: Overcrowded prison must close

http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1181784&lang=eng_news

Coop societies to bring turnaround in state prisons (India)

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/5578316.cms

Young offenders face sentencing lottery, say critics

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/feb/15/youth-courts-sentencing-postcode-lottery

Young offenders to make amends through ‘punishments’ set by their community

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/feb/17/young-offenders-local-community-punishments

Yarl’s Wood children face ‘extreme distress’, report reveals

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/17/yarls-wood-children-extreme-distress

Jurors ‘struggle on legal issues’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8519138.stm

Prison slammed after mother found hanged

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/blackpoolnews/Prison-slammed-after-mother-found.6078526.jp

Sheriff’s warning on jail staff after inmate’s suicide (Scotland)

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Sheriff39s-warning-on-jail-staff.6075084.jp

Conditions at Glen Parva young offenders’ jail are ‘deplorable’

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/news/Conditions-Glen-Parva-young-offenders-jail-deplorable/article-1840556-detail/article.html

Eight per cent of offenders released in 2009 ended up back in jail (Cyprus)

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/eight-cent-offenders-released-2009-ended-back-jail/20100217

Foreign prisoners to be sent to Haverigg

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/foreign_prisoners_to_be_sent_to_haverigg_1_672884?referrerPath=news

Haiti: the ICRC rehabilitates damaged national prison

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/SVAN-82QMF7?OpenDocument

Locking up so many a crime, say retired judges (Australia)

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/locking-up-so-many-a-crime-say-retired-judges-20100216-o8zi.html