The public should know now where the new prisons are going to be built.

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/public-should-know-now-where-new-prisons-going-built-david-scott The general public should know as soon as possible where the planned new prisons in England and Wales are going to be built. On the 7th March an appeal failed challenging the non-disclosure in a recent Freedom of Information request, of a number …

Fears over rise in prisoners after new knife sentencing rules

Source: https://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/fears-over-rise-in-prisoners-after-new-knife-sentencing-rules-11364162854454 Ministers must set out how they will accommodate any “substantial” increase in prisoners as a result of proposed new sentencing guidelines for knife offences, MPs say. Ministers must set out how they will accommodate any “substantial” increase in …

‘Get on with it’ justice secretary tells officials dealing with Isle of Wight prison plans

Source: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/get-on-with-it-justice-secretary-tells-officials-dealing-with-isle-of-wight-prison-plans-97888.aspx JUSTICE secretary Liz Truss has told government officials dealing with regeneration plans for the former Camp Hill prison to ‘get on with it.’ Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner raised the issue of unused prison land in parliament …

A new ‘mega prison’ could be built on Wethersfield MOD site in Braintree and Tendring

Source: http://www.braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk/news/braintree_witham_news/15106237.A_new__mega_prison__could_be_b%20uilt_in_Braintree/ A FREEDOM of information request has revealed Braintree could be home to a new “mega” prison. Information supplied in response to the request, submitted by Open University lecturer Dr David Scott on behalf of two campaign groups, was …

Liz Truss rejects calls to cut sentences to reduce prison population

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/13/liz-truss-rejects-calls-to-cut-sentences-to-reduce-prison-population Justice secretary calls for early intervention and community penalties as some crimes see 140% increase in custodial sentences The justice secretary, Liz Truss, is to reject making deep cuts in the record 85,000 prison population in England and …