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Keeping you up to date with all the latest new and product information for the Police, Prison, Customs and Immigration Services

CastleSafe Plus - custodial furniture

Newcastle Joinery Limited (NJL), specialists in industry-leading furniture for the custodial sector, today launched their new CastleSafe Plus range designed to meet the specific demands of modern Safer Cell environments.
An innovative solid surface material is used throughout. When in contact with natural or artificial light its active properties allow air purification, elimination of harmful bacteria and ensure easy cleaning. The material is also non-porous and in the case of a flooded cell it can stand in 10mm of water with no damage or deterioration.
The CastleSafe Plus range complies fully with the new Ministry of Justice Technical Standards issued in March 2019.

National Justice Museum Prison Service Project Funding

The Museums Association Esmee Fairburn Collection Fund has awarded £120,000 to the National Justice Museum to introduce its unique 200-year-old HM Prison Service collection to a wider audience.
The funding supports a three-year project ‘Ingenuity, Creativity, Hope’ involving people in prison, their families and ex-offenders in the development of the collection and its display in a new exhibition at the Nottingham-based Museum in 2022.
Welcoming the funding, National Justice Museum Artistic Programme Manager Andrea Hadley-Johnson said: “We’ll now be able to tell the largely unseen stories behind the historic objects we hold by involving people from the widest possible range of backgrounds in their curation.

Prison reform trust - prison gates

Planned government changes to sentencing will add to pressures on our overcrowded and overstretched prisons, without reducing crime or improving public confidence, a new Prison Reform Trust report warns.
The latest edition of the Bromley Briefing Prison Factfile reveals that, contrary to the impression given in much recent political debate and media coverage, England and Wales have become much tougher in their approach to punishing serious crime over the past few decades, on a scale which exceeds comparable countries or historical precedent

PPSS Group Next Generation Body Armour

PPSS Group Launch Next Generation Body Armour Offering Previously Unthinkable Levels Of Protection

PPSS Group's next generation of high-performance body armour is taking personal protection to a completely new-found level.

Made from Auxilam™, a unique carbon fibre composite material, this latest body armour will protect the wearer from even the most vicious and brutal types of edged weapon and shanks imaginable. 

Beyond Recovery - Alfie Chambers, David Saunders, Jacqueline Hollows, Kayan Hersi-Annan, Paul Lock

One of the facilitators for social enterprise Beyond Recovery staged his second solo art exhibition in the Noho Studios, Fitzrovia, London, recently. Artist Paul Lock featured incredible portraits of three of the men with whom Beyond Recovery has worked in prison and have since been released. Now Beyond Recovery apprentices, the men attended a private viewing of the exhibition – ‘You Simply Are II’ – on 24th September along with family and friends, including the Beyond Recovery team.