Pentonville Prison: “A decrepit Victorian vermin-infested crumbing jail – Charles Dickens wrote books about prisons like this.”

One of Britain's oldest jails is overcrowded, crumbling and porous to drugs, weapons and mobile phones, a watchdog report has warned. Monitors at HMP Pentonville found old windows had not been replaced, vermin was rife and prisoners went weeks without exercise in the...

HMP BIRMINGHAM: BANG TO WRITES

"The first priority of any prison should be to keep those who are held or work there safe, in this regard HMP Birmingham had completely failed." Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. By Mark Leech Editor: The Prisons Handbook Two weeks ago when the Gate at...

Birmingham Prison – A Troubled History

HMP Birmingham, one of the country's largest jails, has seen soaring drug-fuelled violence and serious disorder in recent years. In December 2016, while run by G4S, the category B prison was rocked by the worst outbreak of rioting at an English jail in more than two...

Chief prisons inspector demands urgent government action to tackle appalling violence and squalor at HMP Birmingham

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons has called on the Justice Secretary to launch an urgent and independent enquiry to understand how the privately run HMP Birmingham, one of Britain’s biggest jails, has “slipped into crisis” in only 18 months. Inspectors found the prison...

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