Prisons are in meltdown
PRISON officers and their union POA have long warned about the dangers of violence in their workplaces and their worries are echoed now by prison governors.
This is no time, in the wake of one death and two critical woundings in Pentonville jail, for ministerial hand-wringing, crocodile tears or bland expressions of concern.
The Prison Governors Association (PGA) demand for a public inquiry into escalating levels of violence, suicide and self-harm in the overstretched system must be agreed without delay.
People sent to jail to suffer deprivation of liberty as punishment for their crimes are... read more
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