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On remand

Who is on remand? There are different types of remand custody. Until a prisoner is sentenced, the treatment they receive in custody reflects the fundamental principle that an individual is innocent until proven guilty. The majority of those who are in custody on remand are remanded in custody awaiting trial and have not been convicted […]

The first 24 hours in HMP Leeds

The first 24 hours can be the hardest for a new prisoner but hopefully this article will help to guide you through what will happen on his first night. Prison life isn’t easy for prisoners, or for their families, and the Jigsaw visitors’ centre is here to advise and support both prisoners and their loved […]


What is Categorisation? All adult male prisoners are classified on reception into prison and put into one of four security categories based on the likelihood of escape and the risk to the public if they did escape. The categories are: Category A: prisoners who would be highly dangerous to the public, police or national security […]

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