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New action plan details measures to improve standards over the coming months.
HMP Garth prisoners have become the first to build eco-friendly lights in-house, cutting prisons’ energy use and saving taxpayers’ money.
Expansion of Clink Kitchens Scheme to help thousands of offenders find jobs and turn their backs on crime.
Thousands more solar panels are being fitted to prisons across England to help cut carbon emissions and save taxpayers’ money, Prisons Minister Alex Chalk has announced.
The public will be better protected and crime will be cut the Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland vows today (28 June 2021) as the new, unified Probation Service is launched.
More than 1,000 new trainee probation officers have been recruited to bolster the vital work the Probation Service does to cut crime and protect the public, meeting a government target set last July.
HM Prisons and Probation Service (HMPPS) has appointed David Bernstein, Heather Savory and Nick Folland as non-executive directors.
Prison drug dogs will be trained to sniff out new and emerging strands of Spice as part of the government's comprehensive plan to tackle violence and disorder behind bars.
Thousands of offenders will be diverted away from crime by the expansion of a catering training scheme in prisons across England and Wales.
The quick and decisive action taken since the beginning of the pandemic has helped to limit the spread of the virus in prisons.
Secure video calls rolled out in all prisons in just over 6 months to maintain vital family contact.
Over 170 specially trained sniffer dogs are heading to prisons across England and Wales as part of the government’s comprehensive plan to crack down on violence and crime behind bars.
With new national restrictions in force, we are further bolstering our defences to reduce the risk of transmission in prisons.
A Root-and-Branch review of the parole system in England and Wales has been launched today (20 October 2020) by Justice Minister, Lucy Frazer QC, to help improve public trust and victim confidence.
Four jails will have their capacity boosted by new construction work over the next 3 years as part of the government’s transformation of the prison estate.
G4S has been awarded the contract to manage Wellingborough’s new jail, Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer announced today (6 October 2020).
Prisoner early release scheme to be paused at the end of August 2020.
Frontline probation services will be boosted by more than 1,000 new recruits as part of a major three-year plan to strengthen the supervision of offenders unveiled today.
Four new prisons are to be built across England over the next six years.
Unpaid work and key programmes to stop criminals reoffending will be delivered by HM Prison and Probation Service from next June, the Lord Chancellor confirmed today (11 June 2020).
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