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Teenage deaths in prison cause mounting concern – The Guardian

“Campaigners have voiced mounting concern over the recent deaths of five teenagers in five jails across England in just five weeks. In the latest case, Ryan Clark, aged 17, was found hanging in his cell at Wetherby young offenders’ institution, near Leeds, while on remand on 18 April. He was the first person under the age of 18 to die in prison custody for more than three and a half years.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Private prisons illegally restrain children – The Independent

“Juveniles in private prisons are at risk of serious injury or death through the use of illegal restraints, according to research by the penal reform charity the Howard League.”

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The Independent, 25th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Prisoners’ voting rights: government loses final appeal in European court – The Guardian

“The government has lost its final appeal against giving prisoners the right to vote following a ruling by the European court of human rights.”

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The Guardian, 12th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK prisoners seek right to vote in increasing numbers – BBC News

“There has been a sharp rise in the number of UK prisoners taking legal action to secure the right to vote.”

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BBC News, 15th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Chaplain jailed for having sex with prisoner – The Independent

“A prison chaplain has been jailed for eight months after she had a sexual relationship with an inmate.”

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The Independent, 15th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Prisoners should be given the vote, signals watchdog – Daily Telegraph

“Nick Hardwick, the chief inspector of prisons, signalled he was in favour of some prisoners being given the vote, despite admitting he has not come across a single inmate who wants it.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Prison officers sue to stop private firm taking over four jails – The Guardian

“The Prison Officers Association (POA) is to launch a high court bid to prevent the UK’s biggest private prisons contractor from taking over four prisons currently under review.”

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The Guardian, 6th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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