Margaret Thatcher intervened to overrule the home secretary and ensure that the Moors murderers, Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, were never released from prison, Downing Street papers have revealed.
'The light was turned on every hour to check I was still alive'.
David Cameron will herald new moves to open up public services to private providers when he hails the role of “insurgent companies” and speaks of the benefit of “breaking state monopolies”.
Joshua Rozenberg’s justification of Judge Cooke’s 14-year sentence on my son, Tom, for conspiracy to defraud (14 years in jail for Libor rigging? The judge makes a persuasive case, 4 August) may satisfy those who think there is no penalty too harsh for a banker.
Conservative ministers have been accused by Labour of trying to push through billions of pounds in controversial pet projects before May’s general election, including the construction of a youth super-prison and further privatisation deals.
Jim Murphy has lined up with pro-independence women’s campaigners to call on the Scottish government to think again about the building of a new super-prison for female offenders.
A bid by two Scottish prisoners to overturn a ban on inmates voting in the independence referendum has been dismissed by the UK supreme court.
Letters written by or on behalf of prisoners convicted of forging bank notes in the late 18th and 19th century, released by the Bank of England, paint a heartbreaking picture of those awaiting death or exile to Australia.