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Nice work: G4S wins $118 million Guantánamo contract

Nice work: G4S wins $118 million Guantánamo contract

Security company G4S has won a $118 million contract to supply Guantánamo Bay, the US military base in Cuba where the US government unlawfully detains 149 alleged terrorists. The contract news…

Imprisonment should not be the default sentence

Imprisonment should not be the default sentence

Prison should not be the ‘default sentence’, leading criminal justice experts argued this week in a report backed by a former Lord Chief Justice which made a series of recommendations…

New prison regime gets prisoners to work

Prisoners will follow a new regime based on the ‘average working day’. The governor of Winchester prison, David Rogers explains that the new working day will be implemented into every…

Prison reforms to rehabilitate offenders won’t stop re-offending

Prison reforms to rehabilitate offenders won’t stop re-offending

Plans to get tough on prisoners will ‘do nothing’ to reduce ‘unacceptably high’ re-offending rates, according to the Prison Reform Trust. Pic from Flickr under creative commons license Casey Konstantin…

To Burn or Not To Burn

To Burn or Not To Burn

My first thought to the proposed smoking ban in prison was: ‘Effing good luck with that one’, followed by ‘Ban the burn, then watch the wings go up in smoke…

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