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Four ‘supersized’ prisons to be built in England and Wales

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/22/four-supersized-prisons-to-be-built-england-and-wales-elizabeth-truss-plan The justice secretary is to announce plans to build four new “supersized” jails in England and Wales, creating a total of 5,000 modern prison places. Sites at Full Sutton in east Yorkshire, Hindley in Wigan, Rochester in Kent …

Demonstration at the Planning Committee in Leicester

Demonstration at the Planning Committee Meeting Where: Blaby District Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough Leicestershire, LE19 2EP When: Thursday 30th March 2017, 3.30pm – 5pm What: Come and demonstrate outside the Council Offices to influence the Planning Committee to REJECT …

The public should know now where the new prisons are going to be built.

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/public-should-know-now-where-new-prisons-going-built-david-scott The general public should know as soon as possible where the planned new prisons in England and Wales are going to be built. On the 7th March an appeal failed challenging the non-disclosure in a recent Freedom of Information request, of a number …

Fears over rise in prisoners after new knife sentencing rules

Source: https://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/fears-over-rise-in-prisoners-after-new-knife-sentencing-rules-11364162854454 Ministers must set out how they will accommodate any “substantial” increase in prisoners as a result of proposed new sentencing guidelines for knife offences, MPs say. Ministers must set out how they will accommodate any “substantial” increase in …

‘Get on with it’ justice secretary tells officials dealing with Isle of Wight prison plans

Source: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/get-on-with-it-justice-secretary-tells-officials-dealing-with-isle-of-wight-prison-plans-97888.aspx JUSTICE secretary Liz Truss has told government officials dealing with regeneration plans for the former Camp Hill prison to ‘get on with it.’ Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner raised the issue of unused prison land in parliament …