Archive: Prisons

Theresa May's department in turmoil after asylum ruling

Pick of the Week: Sewel scandal, cannabis, and Home Office turmoil

Our top five stories of the week, including the Lord Sewell scandal, possible cannabis reform and turmoil at the Home Office

  • Money needs to be saved according to Grayling

    More prisons to be privatised

    Four prisons are to be taken over by the private sector, the Ministry of Justice has announced, in a controversial move minsters claim will save millions of pounds.

  • Riots are stretching prisons in England and Wales

    Prisons stretched amid tough riot sentencing

    The first signs of a jump in the prison population following last week's disorder are emerging, as analysis suggests rioters are getting sentences 25% tougher than usual.

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