Nick Chester

prison

How Being Middle Class Affects Your Time in Prison

After a Extinction Rebellion co-founder said he had a great time in jail, critics argued it's only because of his class – but how much truth is there in that?
Nick Chester
11.1.19
prison

Inside the 'Beast Wing' – Life On Britain's Vulnerable Prisoner Units

After the UK's "worst" paedophile was killed in his cell on a VPU last week, the hierarchies among jailed sex offenders have been thrown back into focus.
Nick Chester
10.25.19
tech-features

SIM-Jackers Can Empty Your Bank Account with a Single Phone Call

The mobile phone fraud scam has jumped up in popularity over the past couple of years, and there's very little to stop you from becoming a victim.
Nick Chester
10.21.19
Drugs

My True Romance With A Colombian Drug Lord

A trans woman talks about her up close experience with a deadly narco baron.
Nick Chester
9.25.19
crime

Life Inside the Prison Unit for the UK's Most Dangerous Prisoners

Close Supervision Centres are where you're sent if you're too unruly for a regular segregation wing.
Nick Chester
9.2.19
crime

The Rise of Britain's Violent Racist Prison Gangs

Islamophobic gangs like Death Before Dishonour and Piranhas are flourishing in UK prisons, largely due to police cuts and overcrowding.
Nick Chester
8.20.19
crime

Modern-Day Slaves Are Still Being Bought and Sold on Britain's Streets

We spoke to two formerly enslaved people about how little has changed since the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in 2015.
Nick Chester
6.4.19
Drugs

Prisoners Are Now Smoking Nicotine Patches and Chamomile Tea

It’s been a year since the ban on tobacco, British inmates' surrogate currency. The results are weird, but also predictable.
Nick Chester
5.16.19
Hate Island

A Prison Guard Debunks Tommy Robinson's ‘Muslim Gang’ Claims

Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) faces a new contempt of court charge hearing – a guard fact-checks his fear of 'Muslim gangs.'
Nick Chester
4.16.19
crime

The Fantastical Story of the 'Pablo Escobar of Eggs'

Jeffrey Lendrum has spent almost four decades stealing and smuggling the eggs of rare birds, some of which can sell for up to £300,000.
Nick Chester
3.18.19
prison

Prison Guards Share their Experiences with 'One Percenter' Inmates

The "one percenters" are those deemed so unruly that they spend the majority of their sentences in solitary confinement.
Nick Chester
3.12.19
prison

Prison Escapees Describe How They Did It

"Other inmates attacked the guards. Being of a slightly mellower constitution, I stole an ice cream and went for a walk in the sun."
Nick Chester
3.11.19
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