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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 […]

1 year ago
Deepdale charity who help ex-offenders in Preston receive huge lottery grant

Left to right: Sharon Smith (ACE Service Manager), Liz Snape (ACE Service), Dale Tomlinson (Director of Community Services), and Gary Welsh (ACE Service). A Preston charity who help ex-offenders be resettled after time in prison have received a large lottery pay out. Caritas Care’s ACE service will be given £450,000 from the National […]

1 year 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 […]

2 years ago
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
Advertisement Advertisement Stella Hayes receives British Citizen Award for years of service helping Preston prisoners

Alison Eddy presents Stella Hayes with her award A Preston woman who has been listening to prisoners at the city’s prison for more than 25 years has been recognised for her volunteering efforts. Stella Hayes, 70, received her […]

6 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 […]

6 years ago
More sentences as one of Lancashire’s biggest drugs gangs face up to life behind bars

daniel coady david rodger A group of men who were part of one of Lancashire’s biggest drugs gangs have been put behind bars. Another twelve men have been sentenced to time in prison after […]

10 years ago
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