New prison punishments introduced

New prison punishments introduced

For the first time, Governors will be able to impose “payback punishments” on prisoners who behave badly in jail, such as damaging prison property or being disrespectful to staff. Punishments will vary from prison to prison, but could include repairing broken items,...
New Prisoner Rules

New Prisoner Rules

The Prison and Young Offender Institution (Adjudication) (Amendment) Rules 2024 come into force on 31 May 2024 and will make a number of important changes in relation to prisoner discipline and punishment. These changes are intended to improve behaviour management in...
IPP Prisoners – A glimmer of hope?

IPP Prisoners – A glimmer of hope?

People released from prison while serving the IPP sentence currently have to wait a minimum of 10 years before they can have their licence reviewed by the Parole Board. This week, the government tabled amendments to the Victims and Prisoners Bill, which is currently...