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An “extremely dangerous” prisoner who stabbed a man three times in the back in Islington is being hunted by police – after a clerical error meant he was released from jail months into a nine-year sentence.

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.

Sleepy criminals will be dragged to court before breakfast under controversial plans to begin hearings at the crack of dawn.

Prison bosses say they have stopped an illicit package being smuggled into HMP Pentonville today.

A CCTV camera pointing towards the sky and metal bars being hurled over the walls are just some of the reasons why people with homes next door to HMP Pentonville say they feel unsafe. EMMA YOULE finds out what it’s like to live within metres of one of Britain’s most notorious jails.

Contraband goods were smuggled into HMP Pentonville through a hole in security netting just hours before an inmate was fatally stabbed, it has been claimed.

When George Osborne announced the closure of Holloway Prison a year ago, many people darkly muttered three words: ‘Expensive luxury flats.’ But it doesn’t have to be this way, community campaigners told James Morris.

Emily Thornberry today accused the authorities of neglecting the issue of gangs “controlling” Pentonville Prison.

Two inmates are on the run from Pentonville after reportedly stuffing pillows in their beds and cutting through cell bars.

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn today said Jamal Mahmoud’s killing at Pentonville Prison is a “tragic warning lesson” – and criticised government “under-funding” of the Caledonian Road jail.

The inmate who was stabbed to death at Pentonville Prison has been named as 21-year-old father Jamal Mahmoud.

The days when people will be paying to live in Holloway Prison, rather than being forced to, came one step closer after the Ministry of Justice appointed property agent Bilfinger GVA to advise on the sale of the site.

Explosive claims that drones laden with “legal highs” are being flown to Pentonville inmates, who collapse in the grounds after taking them, are made in a report this morning.

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