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Prisoners to be released to halt spread of coronavirus in jails

Move comes as Ministry of Justice reveals 88 inmates and 15 staff have been diagnosed with infection

Plan to keep criminals in prison for longer 'will increase violence'

MPs to debate moving automatic release for serious crimes from halfway to two thirds through sentence

London Bridge attack victim’s father hits out at lie detector plans

David Merritt says longer jail sentences ‘will not keep public safe’ as prison officers sound warning 

Surge in violence in London jail ‘due to government neglect’

Number of violent incidents have soared by more than 50 per cent in less than two years at Pentonville prison, say inspectors

Inmates escape prison cells by smashing through ‘weak walls’

One prison officer was guarding the wing at the time – something the MoJ says is standard practice

Knife and weapon offences at highest level since 2009, figures reveal

One in five culprits caught threatening people or carrying knives are under 18

Plan for 1,400-inmate ‘mega prison’ in Yorkshire sparks protests

New jail to be built next to existing maximum security facility in Full Sutton