Hundreds of prisoners are leaving jail homeless, inspection reports have warned.
Attacks on prison staff rose 10% in a year, while self-harm incidents in jails have hit a record high, official figures show.
The Duchess of Cornwall has quizzed acclaimed novelist Elif Shafak about her work as part of a book group discussion which will be shared with prisoners.
Airport-style scanners will help combat the “inventive” ways that inmates smuggle drugs into prisons, MPs were told.
Crime lords attempting to flood the north-east’s super-jail with drugs are being blocked by pioneering technology - and the expertise of a north-east scientist.
Parliament’s human rights committee has called for urgent change on the issue of sending mothers to prison, saying the needs of their children have been too often neglected.
Assaults and drug use have dropped across 10 English prisons involved in a pilot scheme launched last year to tackle violence in troubled jails.
MSPs will seek advice from those working in Scotland's justice system about spending on prisons and providing alternatives to custody.
Hard-pressed staff at HMP Grampian are being assaulted on an almost weekly basis, new figures have revealed.
Nile Rodgers has called on businesses to give job opportunities to ex-offenders.
As Scotland’s prison population spirals towards unenviable heights, passive acceptance of the status quo is increasingly at odds with notions of an effective and ethical justice system.
The number of prisoners caught taking drugs in jail has hit a seven-year high.
A pair of predatory paedophiles who murdered a woman yesterday launched a human rights challenge in a bid to see each other in prison as they serve their life sentences.
The north east "super jail" has been left half empty due to safety concerns for staff and young offenders following a rampage at the facility earlier this year.