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IRELAND: Spike in drugs and violence across all three prison estates (Irish News, link)

‘Minorities face discrimination at every turn’ in criminal justice systems – UN rights expert (UN News Centre, link)

UK government: We don’t want backdoors, just access to all communications (Ars Technica, link)

UK: Fight to stop Dover Immigration Removal Centre becoming an OPEN PRISON (Dover Express, link)

UK: Harmondsworth: story of those detained within the walls (Unlocking Detention, link)

UK: HMP Bullingdon violence caused by Spice drug, say inspectors (BBC News, link)

UK: Isis planning 'mass casualty' terror attacks in Britain, head of MI5 warns (The Independent, link): "Andrew Parker's speech comes just weeks before the Investigatory Powers Bill - or 'snooper's charter' - is to be published"

UK: Students are ever quicker to label offensive material as hate speech (The Economist, link)

UK: The spooks have come out of the shadows – for now (The Guardian, link)

UK: Transgender woman to be moved from violent all-male prison after petition attracts tens of thousands of signatures (The Independent, link)

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