A rapid evidence assessment HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has just (6 September 2018) published a rapid evidence assessment by Professor James McGuire into our understanding of prison violence. The REA set out to answer five questions: Who (which prisoners) are the most likely to commit incidents of violent disorder within establishments? When are... Continue Reading →



A mass walkout by prison officers in protest at conditions in jails in England and Wales could lead to an increase in violence rather than help address the crisis, the justice secretary, David Gauke, has said. His comments came as the walkout, which began at 7am on Friday, was called off by the Prison Officers... Continue Reading →


HMP Pentonville is a huge category-B prison situated in the heart of Islington – the north London borough that mixes champagne socialists with tracksuit-clad boys who can wheelie all the way from Holloway to Kings Cross on stolen Boris bikes. During my years inside, I spent time in some of Britain’s most notorious nicks. They... Continue Reading →


THIS IS ONE OF THE BETTER PRESS RELEASES THAT I HAVE SEEN. LETS EXPLORE SOME OF THEIR TARGET, AIMS & OBJECTIVES... Firstly, I would just like to express some of my thoughts before, you go on to read the press release as a whole. Governors to design own incentives/sanctions... This really could be the making... Continue Reading →

uproar in the post… RESIGNS

THIS IS HOW A NEWSPAPER HEADING WOULD START..... “There were four lads in one cell and one of them was getting battered. “He was on Spice. The staff just turn a blind eye.” The minister for courts and justice, Rory Stewart, has pledged to ­resign if his campaign to tackle violence and drugs in struggling... Continue Reading →

Justice secretary David Gauke

https://www.theguardian.com/society/prisons-and-probation The justice secretary, David Gauke, accepts that improvements are needed. The monitoring of offenders in the community faces another shake-up after disastrous reforms introduced by Chris Grayling forced the government to bail out failing private probation companies by more than half a billion pounds. David Gauke, the justice secretary, has announced that eight private... Continue Reading →


This is something that I wrote in jail, a few years ago. However, reading it brought back a few memories and realistically I wanted to see how much has really changed, in the many years that have past and since I wrote this up... The truth of the matter is prison officers have to concentrate... Continue Reading →

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