A report by prison inspectors says almost a third of inmates claimed to have acquired a drug problem whilst at HMP HumberRead the full story ›
Peter McGlade jumped over a wall at North Sea Camp in Lincolnshire. He was serving a sentence for burglary.Read the full story ›
Drones are being increasingly used to smuggle drugs, mobile phones and other banned items into prisons, it can be revealed.Read the full story ›
A prison near Retford has one of the highest rates of suicide among inmates in the country.
Six people died in custody at HMP Ranby in 2015, four of them took their own life.
Over the past three years there have been thirteen deaths in the prison, eight of which were self-inflicted.
Police are appealing for information after two men escaped from a prison in Doncaster.
Barry John Henry Lynn, who is 35-years-old and from Newcastle, and Michael Forster, who is 41 and from Gateshead, escaped from Hatfield Prison near Doncaster at 1:06pm on Wednesday.
Officers in both the South Yorkshire and Northumbria force areas are currently looking for the men, who are thought to be in a new shape blue Vauxhall Astra.
There is a possibility that the men may be in the north east and enquiries are ongoing to locate them.
The public are urged not to approach the men but to contact police if they see them.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and are currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.
An inquest has heard that a transgender woman who was found dead at Armley prison in Leeds was considered to be "at risk of self-harm".
Vicky Thompson, who was 21 and from Keighley, died on November 13th. She had said she would kill herself if sent to a male prison.
The inquest at Wakefield Coroner's Court was adjourned for police and prison service investigations. Her death has prompted calls for a shake-up of the government's handling of transgender prisoners and a change in policy.
A minute's silence, attended by Vicky's boyfriend Robert Steele, was held in Bradford at the weekend.
The Prison Officers' Association says it can't rule out strike action if there's a repeat of the weekend's disturbances at Ranby Prison.Read the full story ›
Talks are taking place at the Ministry of Justice this afternoon to discuss a riot over the weekend at Ranby prison - which was branded unsafe last week by the prison watchdog.
Specially-trained guards were sent in to quell the disturbance involving around 60 prisoners, who took control of one wing of the jail on the outskirts of Retford for several hours. The prison service says no one was injured, but there was some minor damage. The Ministry of Justice is yet to respond to a request for comment.
"The disturbance at HMP Ranby has ended safely. No staff or prisoners injured. Visits tomorrow will take place as normal."
A disturbance involving prisoners at HMP Ranby has ended according to the Ministry of Justice.
The department said in a statement: "The disturbance at HMP Ranby has ended safely. No staff or prisoners injured. Visits tomorrow will take place as normal."