Prisoner assaults against staff at record high

Prisoner assaults against staff at record high
 

The number of assaults in prisons in England and Wales has risen to a record high, official figures have shown.
There were 26,643 assaults in the year to March 2017, a 20% rise from the previous year, according to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
Of these, a record 7,159 were attacks on staff - equivalent to 20 every day.
Justice Secretary David Lidington said frontline staff were critical to achieving safety and the number of prison officers recruited was rising.
The annual data also revealed that 71 prisoners were released in error in 2016-17 - the highest number in any year since current... read more

 
27 July 2017 in Regional, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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