Hundreds of sex offenders moved to prison to ‘tackle levels of violence’
Hundreds of alleged or convicted sex offenders have been moved to a prison to help tackle high levels of violence, according to a watchdog report.
The ‘deliberate policy’ apparently aimed at producing a ‘stabilising’ effect was flagged up in an assessment of HMP Doncaster following an inspection in July.
HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) detailed how there had been a change in the profile of the jail’s population.
The number of men on remand for, or convicted of, sex offences had trebled to just over 300 at the time of the inspection.
Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke said: ‘I was... read more
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