Three inmates have today been cleared of stabbing a new father to death in a war over phones and drugs smuggled into Pentonville Prison.

Cycling activists held a second “die-in” in the space of two months last night, bringing Upper Street to a standstill as they lay in the middle of the road for five minutes.

An anonymous witness in the Pentonville Prison murder trial has withdrawn after his cover was blown after less than an hour in court.

Inmates at Pentonville Prison shouted and complained they were “locked up like animals” as a judge and jury went behind bars to view the site where a 21-year-old new father was stabbed to death.

Islington was a very different place when Ben Sclaire opened what is now the Great Health Clinic in Essex Road.

Fifty years ago, homosexual acts were illegal and this public toilet in Highbury Fields was a “cottaging” hotspot – a meeting point for gay men looking for sex.

Two prisoners who escaped Pentonville Prison by sawing through a metal bar, clambering over the roof and swinging round a CCTV pole on a bed sheet will have to spend even longer behind bars.

Tower blocks at the back of Pentonville Prison could be housing Islington families in desperate need of a home. Instead, they are lying vacant with trees growing out of them.

A man who tried to fly drugs and phones into Pentonville Prison has been jailed.

Gazette letters: Prison land and BBQs

Saturday, April 22, 2017

With Holloway and Pentonville prisons, there are two very large areas of land in public ownership, write Andrew Gardner and Zena Sullivan, Islington Archaeology and History Society and Rachel Krish, Margins Project, Union Chapel, Islington.

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