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Pentonville facilities not ‘safe, decent and legal’

Correspondence released under FOI between the Prison Minister and the Chair of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Pentonville reveals  a weird sense of complacency and blunders by the Ministry of Justice. Ministers were aware of the window problems at … Continue reading

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Pentonville suicide in part due to repeated failures by prison, inquest hears – corporate manslaughter?

An horrific tale of repeated mistakes was revealed at last weeks inquest into a January 2016 suicide at HMP Pentonville.  Basic procedures established following a previous suicide weren’t followed and another person died.  The details are below in a press … Continue reading

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Death at Pentonville Prison should be investigated for corporate manslaughter

I have written to the Borough Commander of Islington Police asking her to investigate whether corporate manslaughter played a role in the recent death at Pentonville Prison. The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide act was extended to cover custody in … Continue reading

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Pentonville murders – background of massive rise in violence over recent years

  Yesterday’s murder at Pentonville comes as little surprise given the substantial rise in violence at the troubled local prison over recent years.  Government data shows a sharp rise in serious prisoner on prisoner assaults from less than one a … Continue reading

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Drones over Pentonville – cops stop crooks in crime ‘copter caper

Anyone seen anyone furtively using a state of the art  white four rotor drone locally?  They may have been rehearsing flying drugs and phones into the ‘ville on the cally.  Remarkably an officer topped one ‘in mid flight’ – they … Continue reading

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