Prisons Minister claims availability of legal highs contributed to increased level of violent incidents in prisons last year.Read the full story ›
David Cameron has raised concerns after figures showed 100 babies spent time living behind bars last year.Read the full story ›
Thousands of criminals could have their sentences cut to ease overcrowding in prisons, it has been claimed.Read the full story ›
Nine new prisons are to be built under government plans to close Victorian-era prisons and sell them for housing.Read the full story ›
The first stage in the Government's aim to make all prisons smoke-free will cover all Welsh prisons and four in England.Read the full story ›
The Government has made "minimal progress" in reducing the number of female offenders, the Justice Committee claims.Read the full story ›
Government cuts to the prisons system in England and Wales have made a "signification contribution" to a deterioration in safety, MPs said.Read the full story ›
Prisons complaints watchdog says review of rise in prison suicides suggests "some association" with overcrowding and time outside of cells.Read the full story ›
European judges will rule on whether the rights of 1,015 serving prisoners in the UK were breached when they were prevented from voting in elections.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is due to announce its judgment on prisoner voting rights today.