181 – FROM CENTRE FOR PRISON STUDIES, LONDON


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

The Edlington brothers deserve leniency

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/feb/18/deborah-orr-edlington

WOOLWICH: Belmarsh Prison healthcare criticised in report

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/5013561.WOOLWICH__Belmarsh_Prison_healthcare_criticised_in_report/

Prison riot bill will top £1m

http://www.rutland-times.co.uk/news/Prison-riot-bill-will-top.6083695.jp

Tories up the stakes in row over knives to two years in prison (Scotland)

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Tories-up-the-stakes-in.6082434.jp

Prison Service In Breach Of Discrimination Laws

http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/33732

DNA database missing profiles of thousands of prisoners

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/feb/18/prisoners-dna-database

Police Chief: send fewer criminals to prison (Scotland)

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/crime-courts/police-chief-send-fewer-criminals-to-prison-1.1007670

Community programmes to ease congestion in prisons (Malaysia)

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/20100219080324/Article/index_html

Prison racially integrates inmates (US)

http://folsomtelegraph.com/detail/142260.html

Born behind bars

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/feb/21/pregnant-women-in-prison

French prison system under scrutiny after suicide

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/22/french-prisons-treiber-detainee-death

Logjammed European court reformed

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8525524.stm

Sudan: UNAMID, Government Commit to Prison Reform in Darfur

http://allafrica.com/stories/201002220430.html

Prison plan concerns for MP

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/5020075.Prison_plan_concerns_for_MP/

New Law Homes in on Prison Kids (Finland)

http://www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2010/02/new_law_homes_in_on_prison_kids_1467916.html

Prison visiting group cash move prompts row (Scotland)

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1615330?UserKey=

Policy guidelines introduced for prisoners (Fiji)

http://www.fijivillage.com/?mod=story&id=220210e7917065c2f308d3de976130#

Cell inmates bathe in faeces to protest transfer to prison (Ghana)

http://news.myjoyonline.com/news/201002/42345.asp

Friendly talk and guidance

http://www.felthamcommunitychaplaincy.org/

Prisoner early release scheme to be halted

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/feb/22/prisoner-early-release-scheme-halted

Private bail hostel firm dropped

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8528343.stm

Offender unit to phase out places

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/8528721.stm

Crown Prosecution Service in London is ‘near meltdown’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/crown-prosecution-service-in-london–is-near-meltdown-1907379.html

Dads behind bars: ‘I wrote to apologise to my son’

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article7036657.ece

Envoys Visit Prison for Foreign Criminals (Korea)

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/02/117_61288.html

One Dead, 19 Wounded in Prison Fight in Colombia

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=352699&CategoryId=12393

Cells in Lewes Prison set for overhaul

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/5018142.Cells_in_Lewes_Prison_set_for_overhaul/

Violent incidents in youth prisons rise dramatically over past decade

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/ByDiscipline/Youth-Justice/985531/Violent-incidents-youth-prisons-rise-dramatically-past-decade/

Prisons are improving, it would be a mistake to cut spending now

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2010/feb/24/anne-owers-chief-inpspector-prisons

Striking a balance between punishment and compassion

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/feb/24/phil-wheatley-national-offender-management-service

Yarl’s Wood: a disgrace

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/feb/23/yarls-wood-detention

Prisoners need ‘more NHS support’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8529201.stm

Foreign inmates await deportation

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/8533460.stm

Three jailed for Peterborough prison cell killing

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/Three-jailed-for-Peterborough-prison.6096028.jp

Prisons crowded to twice their capacity (Lebanon)

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=112068

Child asylum seekers granted 72-hour notice of removal

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Daily-Bulletin/news/985843/?DCMP=EMC-DailyBulletin

MP demands hunger strike inquiry

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8533582.stm

Legislation signals the end of the infamous Gulag system in Russia

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/russianow/society/7306553/Legislation-signals-the-end-of-the-infamous-Gulag-system-in-Russia.html

Probe after young Erlestoke prisoner found dead

http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/5027387.Probe_after_young_Erlestoke_prisoner_found_dead/

The Plight of Afghan Women in Prison

http://salem-news.com/articles/february242010/afghan_women.php

Prison warders to pay torture victims (Uganda)

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/711016

Children continue to be jailed too far from home

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Youth-Justice/news/986346/?DCMP=EMC-YouthJustice

Cuts cast doubt on planned YOI

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Youth-Justice/news/985539/?DCMP=EMC-YouthJustice

Anne Owers says funding formula for YOI social workers remains remote

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2010/02/24/113882/Owers-slams-councils-for-not-funding-YOI-social-workers.htm

180- FROM CENTRE FOR PRISON STUDIES, LONDON

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

Korea rules death penalty legal

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8536355.stm

Man left in prison cell with corpse for 16 hours (Ireland)

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/man-left-in-prison-cell-with-corpse-for-16-hours-14700393.html

Prison’s healthcare has ‘alarming problems’

http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/content/bexley/times/news/story.aspx?brand=BXYOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsbxy&itemid=WeED25%20Feb%202010%2011%3A38%3A25%3A900

Intensive fostering offers an alternative for young offenders

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/public_sector/article7041396.ece

Will there ever be an end to the Guyana Prison Service’s problems?

http://www.stabroeknews.com/2010/guyana-review/02/25/public-safety-inside-story-the-problems-of-the-prison-service/

PHILIPPINES: Overcrowding fuels TB in prisons

http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=88241

Immigration bosses to be quizzed after asylum seekers were ‘beaten’ by guards

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/28/yarls-wood-assaults

£140,000: the annual cost of jailing a young criminal

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/mar/01/jail-young-offenders-rehabilitation

Legal challenge over Yarl’s Wood women

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/01/yarls-wood-legal-challenge

The parties’ woolly thinking is putting our human rights at risk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/mar/01/human-rights-uk-debate-reform

Knife prison plan not ‘effective’ (Scotland)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8541853.stm

Inmates advised on early release options

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/inmates-advised-on-early-release-options-1913870.html

Spain’s ‘guardian angels’ help reduce prison suicides

http://www.expatica.com/es/news/news_focus/Spain_s-_guardian-angels_-help-reduce-prison-suicides_60929.html

Welsh Assembly members call for devolution of young offender institutions

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Daily-Bulletin/news/987063/?DCMP=EMC-DailyBulletin

The real distress at Yarl’s Wood

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/mar/01/yarls-wood-condition-visit

Paedophile found hanged in cell

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/paedophile-found-hanged-in-cell-1914504.html

Youth prisons have only 11 special needs experts

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/ByDiscipline/Education/987283/Youth-prisons-11-special-needs-experts/

Impact of parent’s jail term on children ‘should be factor’ (Scotland)

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics/impact-of-parent-s-jail-term-on-children-should-be-factor-1.1010280

Youth jail education provider set to wield axe

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Daily-Bulletin/news/987289/?DCMP=EMC-DailyBulletin

The Human Rights Act does protect us

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/mar/02/human-rights-act

IPCC chair new prison inspector

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8547213.stm

More than 150 children convicted of crimes every day

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/7353682/More-than-150-children-convicted-of-crimes-every-day.html

Keep young offenders out of adult courts, says panel (Scotland)

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article7047327.ece

Prison is praised for major improvements

http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/burtonmail-news/displayarticle.asp?id=485984

Turkmen Leader Calls For Liberalizing Criminal Code

http://www.rferl.org/content/Turkmen_Leader_Calls_For_Liberalizing_Criminal_Code/1973251.html

Bill Keeping Moms From Prison Passes (US)

http://www.koco.com/politics/22721071/detail.html

Only 11 Percent of Prison Inmates Receive Treatment (US)

http://dryspace.org/2010/03/02/only-11-percent-of-prison-inmates-receive-treatment/

Rwanda: Police, Prisons Sign Performance Contracts

http://allafrica.com/stories/201003030096.html

Prison service ‘cannot cope with indefinite sentences’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/prison-service-cannot-cope-with-indefinite-sentences-1915835.html

Separate Block For Prison-Babies (Ghana)

http://news.peacefmonline.com/news/201003/39518.php

Ring the Alarm: Brazil’s Prison System in Serious Trouble

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/juan-e-m/ring-the-alarm-brazils-pr_b_483744.html

Young people’s rehab centre forced to close

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Daily-Bulletin/news/988007/?DCMP=EMC-DailyBulletin

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

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

Most offenders have low skills and prison is the place to put that right

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2010/feb/03/prison-education-training-low-skills

Failure to deport foreign criminals costs £60m a year

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/7149720/Failure-to-deport-foreign-criminals-costs-60m-a-year.html

China still marketing prison-labour exports, report says

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/307494,china-still-marketing-prison-labour-exports-report-says.html

Over 1500 prisoners released in Sri Lanka to mark the Independence

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_10/Feb1265298363CH.html

Education budget changes force some young offender institutions to make cuts

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Youth-Justice/news/980883/?DCMP=EMC-YouthJustice

Prisoners ‘could sue’ if denied vote in general election

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/feb/07/prisoners-sue-denied-vote-election

Complaints of prison racism rise among staff and inmates

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/feb/07/complaints-prison-racisim-staff-inmates

Six in 10 serial criminals avoid prison

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/7167499/Six-in-10-serial-criminals-avoid-prison.html

Belgium sends 500 inmates to Netherlands after renting prison for £26m a year

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1248947/Belgium-sends-500-inmates-Netherlands-renting-prison-26m-year.html

SNP says scrapping automatic early prison release a priority (Scotland)

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics/snp-says-scrapping-automatic-early-prison-release-a-priority-1.1004575

Deal set despite prison firm’s ‘lethal’ past  (Australia)

http://www.theage.com.au/national/deal-set-despite-prison-firms-lethal-past-20100206-njxi.html

Hundreds Try to Escape During Uruguay Prison Fight

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=351801&CategoryId=23620

United Nations Correction System Delegation Trapped In Kenema Provincial Prison (Sierra Leone)

http://standardtimespress.net/cgi-bin/artman/publish/article_4466.shtml

Should prisoners be allowed to vote? (Kenya)

http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Opinion%20&%20Analysis/-/539548/857574/-/sv1909z/-/

Public feeling safer as crime figures plunge to 30-year-low (Scotland)

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2010/02/06/public-feeling-safer-as-crime-figures-plunge-to-30-year-low-86908-22022555/

Our courts are choked (India)

http://www.dailypioneer.com/234461/Our-courts-are-choked.html

Erwin James: why are so many former soldiers in prison?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/feb/09/erwin-james-soldiers-prison

UK to launch civilian aid group

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8505272.stm

Expert criticises youth prison diets

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/ByDiscipline/Youth-Justice/982464/Expert-criticises-youth-prison-diets/

‘Locking up children doesn’t work’

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article7019658.ece

Prison violence in Russia could be curbed by reform

http://rt.com/Top_News/2010-02-09/russia-prison-penitentiary-reform.html

Riot at Horizon (Jamaica)

http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100209/lead/lead2.html

Hokkaido inmates making trash cages (Japan)

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100209f1.html

Labour urges knife prison terms (Scotland)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8507604.stm

Staff confront minister over private jails (New Zealand)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10625257

Criminals flout one in three community punishments (Scotland)

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Criminals-flout-one-in-three.6057557.jp

Prison doctor sees 60 patients a day (Cyprus)

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/prison-doctor-sees-60-patients-day/20100210

‘Hug a Thug’ Beats Prison or Probation (US)

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/american-life/Hug-a-Thug-Beats-Prison-or-Probation-83918317.html

Court rules strip searches of inmates constitutional (US)

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-strip-search10-2010feb10,0,5567162.story

Bath murder suspect found dead in prison cell

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news2/Bath-murder-suspect-found-dead.6062821.jp

Bosnia, Croatia reach deal on fleeing convicts

http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1178119&lang=eng_news

Working in prison (France)

http://www.france24.com/en/20100210-working-in-prison-muret-toulouse-france-inmates-salaries-airbus-a380

Change in Census Bureau data on prison population could reshape political map (US)

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/wire/sns-ap-us-census-prisons,0,7866067.story

Zambia: Parole Team Acts to Decongest Chipata Prison

http://allafrica.com/stories/201002100497.html

177- FROM CENTRE FOR PRISON STUDIES, LONDON

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

Can prison ships help to cut overcrowding?

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/public_sector/article7006820.ece

Prison population rises despite fall in crime

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d62f78d8-0c75-11df-a941-00144feabdc0.html

Family wins £100,000 for detention ordeal

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/29/quiroga-asylum-detention-payout

Four in five serial burglars avoid minimum three years

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/7104616/Four-in-five-serial-burglars-avoid-minimum-three-years.html

Armley Jail: Investigation as prisoner is found hanged

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Armley-Jail-Investigation-as-prisoner.6030491.jp

Foreign crooks remain in nick after they’ve served their time

http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/bedsonsunday-news/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=480657

Prison inspectors praise ‘impressive’ young women’s unit

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Daily-Bulletin/news/980768/?DCMP=EMC-DailyBulletin

Maghaberry Prison opens new unit (Northern Ireland)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8491407.stm

Progress at prison ‘has stalled’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/8492471.stm

Canadian prison inmates need clean needles for doing drugs, report urges

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/758892–canadian-prison-inmates-need-clean-needles-for-doing-drugs-report-urges

Deplorable state of prisons worries Judge Lengalenga (Zambia)

http://www.postzambia.com/post-read_article.php?articleId=5258

We do offer drug addicts treatment in prison

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/feb/03/drug-users-heard-by-system

Tories accused of fiddling violent crime statistics

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7013303.ece

Third of cons leaving jail test positive for drug use (Scotland)

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Third-of-cons-leaving-jail.6037694.jp

Over 27,000 televisions bought for prisoners in the past two years

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/7139734/Over-27000-televisions-bought-for-prisoners-in-the-past-two-years.html

Container crate prison cells ready in April  (New Zealand)

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10623876

Inspectors heap praise on prison governor and staff

http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/teesdale-news/story,2483.html

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

Bulger killers prove child criminals can be rehabilitated

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/22/edlington-brothers-bulger-rehabilitation

Prison ship policy shock splits Tories

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jan/24/prison-ship-row-splits-conservatives

Uzbek rape claims prompt UN call

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8472316.stm

Thousands of criminals to serve less time in prison under Government plans

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/7067620/Thousands-of-criminals-to-serve-less-time-in-prison-under-Government-plans.html

Scotland’s record prison population expected to rise by 20 per cent by 2018

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6999052.ece

Prison education cuts plan slammed

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5ie9KDs97xutiS2uh5HGSQw4BT2-g

Podcast project shows reality of life behind bars (Germany)

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5132681,00.html

INDONESIA: Overcrowding fuels TB in prisons

http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=87852

Straw defends ‘trivial new laws’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8473763.stm

in the Lake’ killer found dead in prison cell

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/25/lady-in-lake-killer-dead

Cutting Scotland’s blade culture

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8478948.stm

Mexico ‘could take US inmates’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8480047.stm

Officer hurt in jail disturbance (Scotland)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8480072.stm

Prison ‘to become asylum centre’

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Prison-asylum-centre/article-1754688-detail/article.html

New Runwell prison plan submitted

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/8481973.stm

Women’s prison in ‘crisis’ state (Scotland)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8481710.stm

Britain is ‘United Nations of crime’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/7079303/Britain-is-United-Nations-of-crime.html

Prison facilities need upgrading (Cyprus)

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/prison-facilities-need-upgrading/20100127

Scottish justice system fails crime victims, say senior police

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/scotland/7080176/Scottish-justice-system-fails-crime-victims-say-senior-police.html

Rights watchdog says no improvements in Jordan

http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=23513

Judge Bars Youth Prisons From Routine Shackling  (US)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/nyregion/27juvenile.html

Going straight: The ex-convict signing up other prisoners for degrees

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/higher/going-straight-the-exconvict-signing-up-other-prisoners-for-degrees-1880710.html

Islamic extremism tackled at prison

http://www.thametoday.co.uk/789/Islamic-extremism-tackled-at-prison.6018380.jp

Eight Inmates Die in Gunfight at Venezuelan Prison

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=351198&CategoryId=10717

Legal aid clinic opened at Viyyur prison (India)

http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=Legal+aid+clinic+opened+at+Viyyur+prison&artid=NsQNyNqYJvQ=&SectionID=1ZkF/jmWuSA=&MainSectionID=fyV9T2jIa4A=&SectionName=X7s7i%7CxOZ5Y=&SEO=

Concerns raised over penalty notices

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Youth-Justice/news/979413/?DCMP=EMC-YouthJustice17

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

More prisons are not the answer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/15/prisons-education-community

Schwarzenegger’s deficient thinking (US)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/jan/16/california-budget-schwarzenegger-crisis

Male inmate illiteracy ‘shocking’  (Scotland)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8463492.stm

Family hope inquest will end prison murders

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/family-hope-inquest-will-end-prison-murders-1870417.html

Prison may not be a perfect solution, but it’s all we have

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/7004829/Prison-may-not-be-a-perfect-solution-but-its-all-we-have.html

3 Inmates Dead After Prison Riot in Brazil

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,583138,00.html

Mentally ill offenders too often sent to jail (Australia)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/18/2795294.htm?section=australia

Ministers press Libya over detentions

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jan/18/jaballa-matr-activist-release-lester

Our prisons are in crisis, but there is a get-out-of-jail-free card

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/maryriddell/7021281/Our-prisons-are-in-crisis-but-there-is-a-get-out-of-jail-free-card.html

National and ACT agree to three-strikes regime (New Zealand)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1001/S00062.htm

Youth jails branded a ‘disgrace’ for leaving offenders in cells

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/ByDiscipline/Youth-Justice/978010/Youth-jails-branded-disgrace-leaving-offenders-cells/

Playing of recorded music in prisons to be banned

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jan/19/prison-music-ban

Drug users’ voices must be heard in the battle against addiction

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jan/20/mark-johnson-inside-out-drugs

Women’s centre gives new lease of life to female offenders and their families

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jan/20/probation-community-service-femal-offenders

Attempt murder accused found dead

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/8467481.stm

Prison’s ‘outstanding’ work put at risk from spending cuts

http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/news/Prison-s-outstanding-work-risk-spending-cuts/article-1729787-detail/article.html

Private prison must offer medical care for inmates’ babies, court says (US)

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-prison-infants20-2010jan20,0,200186.story

Dutch MPs approve Belgium prison-rent deal

http://www.expatica.com/be/news/belgian-news/Dutch-MPs-approve-Belgium-prison_rent-deal-_59193.html

Ex-cons’ return to prison drops by half (Bahamas)

http://www.thenassauguardian.com/national_local/317993850328242.php

Opposition to Govt’s ‘three strikes’ sentencing policy (New Zealand)

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/3243404/Opposition-to-Govts-three-strikes-sentencing-policy

New parole system proves to be successful (Malaysia)

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/20/nation/5505187&sec=nation

New cluster of prisons opens (Singapore)

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_479783.html

Russian Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike

http://www.rferl.org/content/article/1933944.html

Rehabilitation jeopardised by media and the penal arms race

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jan/21/rehabilitation-jeopardised-media-penal-arms-race

Mexico jail ‘gang fight’ kills 23

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8470891.stm

The end of innocence: Inside Britain’s child prisons

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-end-of-innocence-inside-britains-child-prisons-1874053.html

Serving time – outside prison (Singapore)

http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20100121-193402.html

‘200,000 Are in 6 Prison Camps in North Korea’

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/01/116_59354.html

Prison reform consensus builds but ministers fail to take heed

http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2010/01/prison-reform-consensus-builds-but-ministers-fail-to-take-heed/

Community corrections helps offenders re-enter society (US)

http://blog.oregonlive.com/hillsboroargus/2010/01/community_corrections_helps_of.html

Hundreds of children already served many custodial sentences

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Youth-Justice/news/978141/?DCMP=EMC-YouthJustice

Police figures show unexpected 8% drop in crime

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/21/police-figures-unexpected-drop-crime

We can’t be complacent about falling crime

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/21/falling-crime-police-prisons

India yoga means less jail time

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8472762.stm

Law and order: Criminal record

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/22/law-order-criminal-record

Saudi Arabia shifts 12 female inmates after prison riot

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=116716&sectionid=351020205

Call to redirect prison funding (Australia)

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/call-to-redirect-prison-funding/story-e6frg6nf-1225821809132

Guides to support mentoring projects for young offenders

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Daily-Bulletin/news/978982/?DCMP=EMC-DailyBulletin

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

Still waiting for good news

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2010/jan/08/prison-places-tories-labour

Release of secret child punishment manual ordered

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jan/10/secret-child-punishment-manual-released

Number of armed forces’ veterans in jail ‘on the rise’

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jan/10/armed-forces-veterans-prison-population

Escapee inmate files to be marked  (Scotland)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8449137.stm

Broadmoor may be converted into hotel

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/broadmoor-may-be-converted-into-hotel-1863901.html

The US women shackled during childbirth

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/8449215.

Suicides in prison: latest figures on self-inflicted deaths in custody

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jan/11/suicide-deaths-prison-uk-statistics

Prison ‘failed’ suicidal prisoner

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/8453128.stm

Preston Prison ‘one of most overcrowded in UK’

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/Preston-Prison-39one-of-most.5973710.jp

Muslim prisoners ‘refuse to take part in rehabilitation programmes’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/6966473/Muslim-prisoners-refuse-to-take-part-in-rehabilitation-programmes.html

Tories criticise SEN aid for offenders

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/ByDiscipline/Health/976609/Tories-criticise-SEN-aid-offenders/

Calls Made For ARVs For Foreign Inmates (Botswana)

http://www.mmegi.bw/index.php?sid=1&aid=44&dir=2010/January/Monday1

MPs say £4.2bn plan to boost jail places is costly mistake

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jan/14/mp-jail-place-boost-mistake

Italy ‘to open transgender jail’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8455191.stm

Prison change plan to be debated (Scotland)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/8454653.stm

Italy adopts emergency jail plans

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8457894.stm

How a US court tries to ensure offenders don’t come back

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6985685.ece

Indonesian prison scandal

http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/world/article260812.ece

Funding call for female offenders (Northern Ireland)

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/uk-ireland/funding-call-for-female-offenders-14634290.html

Tories locked in a jail-focused mindset

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/jan/13/conservative-prison-building-proposals

Offender facility to get go-ahead

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Youth-Justice/news/976606/?DCMP=EMC-YouthJustice

Liberty and mendacity

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/jan/14/liberty-and-mendacity-human-rights

Britain must call a truce on its criminal justice arms race

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/14/criminal-justice-arms-race-prisons

The quiet revolution in the justice system

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/public_sector/article6988401.ece

SNP wages gender war to cut number of women in jail (Scotland)

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/politics/snp-wages-gender-war-to-cut-number-of-women-in-jail-1.998819

Foreigners-only prison begins operation  (Korea)

http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/NEWKHSITE/data/html_dir/2010/01/16/201001160005.asp

Youth prison ordered not to use its own discipline system

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/ByDiscipline/Youth-Justice/977597/Youth-prison-ordered-not-use-its-own-discipline-system/

ARGENTINA: Prison Policy – ‘Dump and Exterminate’, Say Activists

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49979

Jail won’t hold asylum seekers

http://www.rutland-times.co.uk/news/Jail-wont-hold-asylum-seeke

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

All prisoners to be tested for ADHD

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/dec/27/adhd-prisons-mental-health-crime

Civil servants ‘interfering with criminal justice system’

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/dec/27/criminal-justice-officials-interfere-sentencing

Man found dead in Lewes prison

http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/newsmain/Man-found-dead-in-Lewes.5952997.jp

Less crime reason to revisit prison policies (US)

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100104/OPINION03/1040304/-1/NEWS04/Less-crime-reason-to-revisit-prison-policies

Prisoners Riot in Peru; Officials Say 2 Dead

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/01/world/AP-LT-Peru-Prison-Riot.html

Czech prisons release 290 people

http://praguemonitor.com/2010/01/04/czech-prisons-release-290-people

Medvedev bans imprisonment of tax offence suspects (Russia)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jWM1NoKi_ynJSwoowcQh6msoV8EA

Prison educators left in limbo as contract confusion continues

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6031817

Is Libya opening up?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2010/jan/04/libya-human-rights-reform

Seeing that justice is served

http://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/Seeing-that-justice-is-served.5946694.jp

No change in number of youth custody suicides

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Daily-Bulletin/news/975574/?DCMP=EMC-DailyBulletin

Islamic prisoners’ path to inner peace

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jan/06/islamic-young-offenders-extremism

Official: 2,500 ex-servicemen are in prison

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/defence/6937759/Official-2500-ex-servicemen-are-in-prison.html

Cambodian-UN prison initiative improves conditions for detainees

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=33406&Cr=&Cr1=

Prisoner transfer soon (Malaysia)

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/6/nation/5419923&sec=nation

MP’s anger at immigration centre proposal for prison

http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/MP39s-anger-at-immigration-centre.5956599.jp

Inmates Take Relatives Hostage at Venezuelan Prison

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=349749&CategoryId=10717

Running a prison may not sound glamorous but it’s never dull

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/career-planning/getting-job/running-a-prison-may-not-sound-glamorous-but-its-never-dull-1859079.html

Uzbeks Investigate Alleged Prison Gang Rape

http://www.rferl.org/content/Uzbeks_Investigate_Alleged_Prison_Gang_Rape/1923148.html

Prison vocational training building opens (Hong Kong)

http://www.news.gov.hk/en/category/lawandorder/100106/html/100106en08004.htm

Public supports government action on antisocial behaviour

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/bulletins/Youth-Justice/news/975967/?DCMP=EMC-YouthJustice

Tories drop pledge of 5,000 extra jail places

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jan/07/tories-drop-5000-jail-plan

U.S. state prison cuts spark controversy

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6064EC20100107?type=politicsNews

Scheme to help children with parents in prison

http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/news/Scheme-help-children-parents-prison/article-1688207-detail/article.html

9th Circuit appeals bench would allow prison inmates to vote (US)

http://www.lakestevensjournal.com/county-state/article.exm/2010-01-07_9th_circuit_appeals_bench_would_allow_prison_inmates_to_vote_

Anger as list of courses for prisoners is revealed

http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2010/01/08/anger-as-list-of-courses-for-prisoners-is-revealed-61634-25551659/

Record of prison suicides in 2009 (Italy)

http://www.lifeinitaly.com/node/15684

Justice Department finds 12 percent of juveniles are sexually abused in jail (US)

http://www.tampabay.com/incoming/justice-department-finds-12-percent-of-juveniles-are-sexually-abused-in/1063884

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

jail, I have seen people blossom’

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/dec/12/dame-anne-owers-interview

Crowded prisons at highest strain in a decade, Anne Owers warns

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/dec/12/anne-owers-overcrowded-prisons-warning

Libyan human rights ‘improving’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8409846.stm

Prisons chief dead at 57 (Cayman Islands)

http://www.caycompass.com/cgi-bin/CFPnews.cgi?ID=10387877

Leeds: Prison fence cost £4.5 million

http://www.seacrofttoday.co.uk/39/Leeds-Prison-fence-cost-45.5908343.jp

Report on riot-hit prison ‘delayed’ (Tasmania)

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/report-on-riothit-prison-delayed-20091214-ks27.html

Prison population rises by 1700 in a year (Australia)

http://www.theage.com.au/national/prison-population-rises-by-1700-in-a-year-20091213-kqig.html

Fuelling the war in Brazil

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2009/dec/12/brazil-prisons-crime-rio-murder

Project benefits prison babies (South Africa)

http://www.citizen.co.za/index/article.aspx?pDesc=112387,1,22

Report reveals the dark cloud hanging over prison workers

http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/bedsonsunday/displayarticle.asp?id=470841

Female prisoner numbers to be cut by 400, says justice minister

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/dec/14/women-prison-population

Treatment for women sex offenders

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8412623.stm

Four die in Argentina prison riot

http://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp?id=93559

Youth minister opposes jailing juveniles (Uganda)

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/16/704287

Rattling out prescriptions writes off addicts

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/dec/16/prescriptions-drug-addicts-jail

ICRC visits prisoners of Taliban

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8413618.stm

Failures over inmate’s cell death

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/8414500.stm

Report hits out at prison regime  (Northern Ireland)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8415195.stm

Australia detention centre ‘breaches human rights’

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article6958520.ece

Community service for young offenders cuts prison numbers  (Lebanon)

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=109832#

Prison Fight Leaves 3 Dead, 1 Injured in Brazil

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=349022&CategoryId=14090

Doctors not ready to take prison job, government tells HC  (India)

http://www.zeenews.com/news587801.html

More than 2,000 inmates begin hunger strike at Venezuelan prison

http://english.eluniversal.com/2009/12/15/en_pol_esp_more-than-2,000-inma_15A3195693.shtml

Former female prisoners struggle to find jobs in Tajikistan

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=former-female-prisoners-struggle-to-find-jobs-in-tajikistan-2009-12-15

The triple outrage of youth jails (US)

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2009/12/15/2009-12-15_the_triple_outrage_of_youth_jails