Undercover at Yarl’s Wood

Undercover at Yarl’s Wood

Serco says its focus is ‘Decency and Respect’ for the residents of Yarl’s Wood. But an investi- gation by Channel 4 News suggests a different reality for the mostly female detainees, the majority of whom are failed asylum seekers who have committed no crime Yarl’s Wood – in Bedfordshire – holds nearly four hundred detainees, and is the UK’s most secretive Immigration Detention Centre. The Serco-run centre has been troubled by serious accusations about the behaviour of its custody staff since it opened in 2001. Cameras have never been allowed inside; More...

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Prisons in England and Wales ‘to get drugs scanners’

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Chris Grayling has decided to spend around £15,000,000 to follow the USA in putting x-ray scanners into prisons to search prisoners. There has been an increase in drug availability More...

Strangeways – 25 years on

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Inside Time – the voice of the prisoner since 1990 – was inspired by the findings of Lord Justice Woolf’s Inquiry into the Strangeways Prison Riot in 1990. Inside More...

The 2015 Big Issues Exhibition

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The Big Issue project was founded in 2008 and continues to touch the lives of underprivileged, socially excluded and vulnerable young people and adults. It has grown out of the More...

Guitar Man

Guitar Man – Ross Bell’s impressions of life on the inside

I got my first real six string, bought it at the five and dime, played it till my fingers bled, it was the summer of ’69… These immortal lines are almost an exact replica More...

The Government’s drug policies are not grounded in reality

Law student Alice Gambell believes the Government should be truthful about drugs The Government has just released its annual review of its 2010 drugs strategy. Despite the More...

A prison within a prison

A prison within a prison

The provision of ESOL education and training for prisoners and ex-prisoners The British Council and The Bell Foundation More...

Don’t ‘spice up your life’

Dont spice up your life

The problem of legal highs in prison For as long as anyone can remember, drugs have been a significant issue in More...

Two prison law firms merge!

Cartwright King and the First Law Partnership have merged We are now able to provide...

Equality in law

The CPS has now revealed that it wants men to prove that a women...

Scots also refer to State Pension as a ‘benefit’

I was interested in the letter from a prisoner OAP in January’s Mailbags. My...

Protection for victims of false allegations

SAFARI (Supporting All Falsely Accused with Reference Information) has been producing a regular newsletter...

Appeal to Irish prisoners

There are at least 1,000 Irish prisoners doing time in British prisons, yet very...

Say what?!

I thought I would share with you some of the amusing enquiries I’ve had from...

Legal Q&A – Inside Time Legal Forum – April 2015

Answers to readers’ legal queries are given on a strictly without liability basis. If you propose acting upon any of the opinions that appear, you must first take legal advice. Capital Defence Solicitors, Olliers Solicitors, Hine Solicitors, Cartwright King Solicitors, Crowns Solicitors, Wells Burcombe LLP Solicitors, Carrington Solicitors Send your Legal Queries (concise and clearly marked ‘legal’) to: David Wells, Solicitor c/o Inside Time, Botley Mills, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 2GB. For a prompt response, readers are asked to send their queries on white paper using black ink or typed if possible. PG HMP Risley Q – I am serving a 3 year 4 month determinate sentence and More...

Legal Q&A – Inside Time Legal Forum – April 2015

Answers to readers’ legal queries are given on a strictly without liability basis. If you propose acting upon any of the opinions that appear, you must first take legal advice. Capital Defence Solicitors, Olliers Solicitors, Hine Solicitors, Cartwright King Solicitors, Crowns Solicitors, Wells Burcombe LLP Solicitors, Carrington Solicitors Send your Legal Queries (concise and clearly marked ‘legal’) to: David Wells, Solicitor c/o Inside Time, Botley Mills, Botley, Southampton, More...

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Robert Banks, a barrister, writes Banks on Sentence. It is the second-largest sell- ing criminal practitioner’s text book and is used..

The exclusion of unlawfully obtained evidence

When a breach of the rules leads to evidence being excluded Many remand prisoners will have a considerable amount of time..

Guitar Man – Ross Bell’s impressions of life on the inside

Guitar Man

I got my first real six string, bought it at the five and dime, played it till my fingers bled, it was the summer More...

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The winners of PEN’s writing competition were announced on this page in last month’s Inside Time. In my view, communication is..

Month by Month – April 2015

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Faith – April 2015

Faith When a friend recently knocked over a cup of coffee in our lounge, I was amazed that the carpet was stained..

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Murder by more than one

This is an especially difficult area of law. We cannot hope to cover each and every permutation that arises in the..

Merry Christmas

To my A9032AG, Happy Christmas, I love you today, tomorrow and forever! Yours always A9306AK Joshua Newcombe, I love you soo..

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