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Coronavirus outbreak at HMP Preston is causing rise in St Matthew’s infection rate

HMP Preston in Ribbleton Street Pic: Betty Longbottom A coronavirus outbreak in HM Prison Preston has caused a rise in infection rates in St Matthew’s of the city. St Matthew’s recorded 35 Covid cases in the week running […]

1 month ago
Social distancing at HMP Preston ‘poor’ due to overcrowding

HMP Preston. Pic: Tony Worrall HMP Preston is severely overcrowded meaning social distancing is “all but impossible”, according to inspectors. The prison was visited in August by HM Inspectorate of Prisons inspectors to investigate Covid-19 […]

9 months ago
Post release support to be put in place for Preston prisoners

HMP Preston Pic: Rept0n1x Newly-released prisoners from HMP Preston are to be given help adjusting to life on the outside thanks to a new initiative. Housing association Great Places is to offer post release […]

1 year ago
Two cars set alight in arson at HMP Preston

HMP Preston has been picked to test the substance Pic: Tony Worrall HMP Preston Pic: Tony Worrall An arson investigation has begun after two cars were set alight near Preston Prison. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent one fire crew from Preston […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Prison officers in Preston to use Pava spray on aggressive inmates

HMP Preston has been picked to test the substance Pic: Tony Worrall HMP Preston has been picked to test the substance Pic: Tony Worrall Preston prison is to trial an ‘incapacity’ spray to deal with aggressive inmates. Ministers say the Pava spray […]

4 years ago
Prisoner found with over £32,000 worth of drugs in cell

Simon Davies and some of the drugs found Simon Davies and some of the drugs found A prisoner has been sentenced after thousands of pounds worth of drugs and mobile phones were found stashed in his cell. Simon […]

4 years ago
Stella Hayes who listens to Preston prisoner’s darkest thoughts recognised for voluntary service

Stella Hayes who spends spare time in HMP Preston helping prisoners The listening ear of Samaritan Stella is to be rewarded for its tireless service. Stella Hayes, 70, has been selected for a British Citizen Award for her work to speak […]

5 years ago
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