Ascending From the Ashes: Are We Turning the Corner?

By Stephen A. Carter
Once I was in Heliopolis, the “sun city,” or at least the place where the ancient city once stood. This was in the late 1960s, a few months after the seven-day war between Israel and Egypt.

U.K. Company Helps Young Offenders

WARRINGTON, United Kingdom — British manufacturer Rixonway Kitchens has donated kitchen units to Thorn Cross Prison in Warrington to teach juvenile offenders new skills in a bid to reduce recidivism rates.

Burned U.K. Prison Was Beset By Troubles

ARUNDEL, West Sussex — An open prison where buildings burned to the ground during a riot on New Year’s Day was criticized in an inspection a month earlier, according to a recent report.

London To Divert Mentally Ill From Prison

LONDON — The first step toward establishing a national service to divert the mentally ill from prison is due to be announced by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and Justice Secretary Ken Clarke.

UK Revises Plan to Revamp Aging Prisons

The United Kingdom government scrapped its controversial $4.8 billion plan to construct three 2,500-bed prisons and will instead build a series of 1,500-bed prisons to expand bed capacity in England and Wales.