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Bean pastie: While working with Food Matters, HMP Wandsworth has reduced the amount of processed food and introduced more vegetable and fish dishes cooked from scratch

Food can impact on a prisoner's behaviour, health and even chance of rehabilitation. Here Helen Sandwell, Project Lead at Food Matters Inside & Out, explains how…

The Food Matters Inside and Out project is run by the charity Food Matters. It aims to change food systems within prisons and, in doing so, enable prisoners to make healthier food choices. The project was piloted at HMP Wandsworth and is currently at HMP High Down.

Various factors need to be in place for an individual to make heathier food choices. Not only do the food choices available to them need to be health-promoting and affordable, but also the person needs to have sufficient knowledge, attitude and intent to eat that food.

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Two weeks to go until Roads Policing 2019

PFEW’s Roads Policing Conference and Awards 2019 takes place later this month with a full agenda, on the theme of ‘Officer Welfare Matters’.

The two day event will be at the Jury’s Inn Hotel in Hinckley, Leicestershire, on 29-30 January.

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Growing numbers of women returning to prison due to lack of support on release

The number of women recalled to prison has more than doubled since the introduction of government measures designed to support people on release, according to a new report published by the Prison Reform Trust.

 

The report, Broken Trust, reveals that over 1,700 women were recalled to prison in England and Wales during the last year, and that reforms which were intended to help are making things worse. Women are trapped in the justice system rather than being enabled to rebuild their lives.

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Police Taser

The claims made by new research which states that carrying Taser increases police use of force have been challenged by the Police Federation of England and Wales.

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Roll Out Of In-Cell Phones To More Prisons

Commenting, Peter Dawson, director of the Prison Reform Trust, said:

 

“This is very welcome news for prisoners’ families, who are very often the key to a crime free future for people leaving prison. David Gauke is right to point to other benefits too. Access to legitimate in-cell phones can reduce tension and self-harm. It also undermines the market for illegal mobile phones in prison, and all the violence associated with it.