Category Archives: Prison – Swansea

Smoking ban to come into effect in prisons

prisoner-smokingSmoking will be banned in all prisons in Wales and four in south-west England from next year, the government has said.

It is the first stage of a plan to make all jails in England and Wales smoke-free.

And from next month, smoking will be barred in the interior of all “open” prisons in England and Wales.

Earlier this year, the Prison Governors Association said a smoking ban risked making jails more unstable.

Its new president, Andrea Albutt, said tobacco could become an illicit currency.

A smoke-free policy will be implemented in all prisons in Wales – Cardiff, Parc, Swansea and Usk/Prescoed – from January 2016, and at four English prisons – Exeter, Channings Wood, Dartmoor and Erlestoke – from March 2016.

Swansea prison “ignoring death in custody advice” say inspectors

Swansea jail settled but the prison was complacent about serious incidents of self harm and in a prison with four self inflicted deaths since the last inspection the prison was ignoring advice about fatal incidents from the Prisons Ombudsman Inspectors said: HMP Swansea is a local prison serving the courts of South Wales and holding… Continue Reading

Support plea for vulnerable inmates

Read Converse – the national newspaper for prisoners in England and Wales Swansea prison needs to give more support to inmates at risk of suicide or self-harm, a new report has found. An inspection has found there is a lack of self-harm monitoring training and prescriptions for substance abusers during the beginning of their stay. The HM Chief Inspector… Continue Reading