Riot fears as cigarettes set to be banned from prisons in England and Wales amid compensation

Riot fears as cigarettes set to be banned from prisons in England and Wales to stop passive smoking compensation claims from officers Jails were exempt from 2007 ban but Prison Service to outlaw it 'within two years' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:16 GMT, 3 March 2013 Prisons could be set to follow the rest of the country in introducing a smoking ban, leading to fears of unrest among inmates Prisoners are to be banned from smoking, sparking fears they might riot when they are stopped from lighting up, it was revealed today. It is believed cigarettes will be outlawed from all 123 prisons in England and Wales within the next two years, according to the People

Britain struck a deal with EU countries to send their criminals home. So how many have gone? NONE

Britain struck a deal with EU countries to send their criminals home. So how many have gone NONESince December 2011 prisoners from within the EU can be forced to serve their sentence in their home countryPrevious government allowed opt outs for Poland and Ireland, the two countries with the most inmates serving time in Britain Meanwhile 38 prisoners were returned to the UK | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 25 December 2012 Must change: More foreign prisoners should be sent home to serve their time says Justice Secretary Chris Grayling Britain was hit by a fresh foreign prisoner fiasco last night after it was revealed that a much- trumpeted EU transfer agreement has spectacularly backfired

Assassin"s bid to escape jail by helicopter foiled by wardens

Plot by assassin and drugs baron to escape prison by HELICOPTER foiled by wardens Hired killer Wayne Collins and gang leader Mark Osborne hatched escape plan from Gartree Prison, LeicsIt is believed pair were funding daring break-out through drug running | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 16 December 2012 A sensational plot by an assassin and a drugs baron to escape jail by helicopter has been foiled by guards. Gang leader Mark Osborne and hitman Wayne Collins hatched a plan to break-out from Gartree prison in Leicester, which was the scene of Britain's only other helicopter prison escape in 1987. But guards at the Category B prison were tipped-off about the plan and swooped on their cells, making the duo wear a striped outfit given to 'potential escapees'

Were not going soft on drugs, says Cameron as he dismisses calls for a Royal commission on drugs policy

We're not going soft on drugs, says Cameron as he dismisses calls for a Royal commission on drugs policy | UPDATED: 01:11 GMT, 11 December 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron has said he does not support the decriminalisation of drugs in the UK David Cameron last night dismissed calls for a Royal Commission into drugs policy – and insisted the Government would not go soft on banned substances. A report by MPs published yesterday called on ministers to consider adopting the Portuguese system, under which possession of small amounts of drugs – even Class As such as heroin and cocaine – is not a criminal offence

400,000 bill for rapist we can"t deport: Somali criminal is still in prison ten YEARS after completing his sentence

400,000 bill for rapist we can't deport: Somali criminal is still in prison ten YEARS after completing his sentenceUnnamed man completed his jail term in September 2002Ministers are powerless to kick him out Judges have refused to deport Somali nationals because it breaches 'human rights' | UPDATED: 23:23 GMT, 10 December 2012 A Somali rapist who cannot be deported because of human rights laws has spent nearly a decade in prison since completing his sentence – at a cost to taxpayers of 400,000. The man, who has not been named, was jailed for eight years for a serious sexual assault but completed his jail term in September 2002

Proportion of young Muslim men in youth jails rises by more than a quarter as one in five offenders say they follow faith

Proportion of young Muslim men in youth jails rises by more than a quarter as one in five offenders say they follow faithProportion of youth offenders in custody from black and minority ethnic communities also rose slightly to 42 per cent | UPDATED: 11:59 GMT, 7 December 2012 The proportion of young Muslim men in youth jails in England and Wales rose by more than a quarter last year, figures showed today.