Tag: prison

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£800 of cannabis and ten phones: HMP Forest Bank crackdown

Contraband has been uncovered at HMP Forest Bank prison after a targeted operation. Earlier this year, ‘Operation Dragonfire’ took place […]

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Police patrols prevent items being thrown over prison walls in Salford

Officers from GMP and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit have been assisting HM Prison Service’s North West Search […]

Ambulances line up at Salford Royal ready to take people home. Image credit: Holly Pritchard

Man jailed for two years for assaulting Salford Royal NHS staff member

A man has been jailed for two years after assaulting and fracturing the cheekbone of a member of NHS staff […]

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Salford pub to help LGBTQ+ community in Greater Manchester’s prisons

A Salford pub is helping to provide a better life for LGBTQ+ prisoners in Manchester’s prisons. The Kings Arms, partnered […]

Inmate and officers sentenced after stealing £100,000 of goods from Salford prison

Inmate and officers sentenced after stealing £100,000 of goods from Salford prison

An inmate and two workers at Forest Bank Prison in Salford have been found guilty of stealing £100,000 of goods from the facility.

“It’s given me a purpose in life!”: Manchester café employs ex-prisoners

THE Mess café in Wythenshawe, Manchester, which employs only former prisoners, is celebrating its fifth anniversary next week. The cafe’s main […]

Street gangs, youth crime, violence and vulnerability

Mancunian ex-gang member, Darryl Laycock, who spent over 12 years in prison for gang-related offences; ex-offender Natasha Penniston, who gave a […]

Manchester prison understaffing ‘to blame’ for high suicide rates

A MANCHESTER-based nurse claims staff at the city’s prisons are trying desperately to improve mental health services but are under […]