Prison smoking ban 'fuelling HMP Leicester violence'

Prison smoking ban 'fuelling HMP Leicester violence'
 

A new smoking ban, psychoactive drugs and influx of younger prisoners have fuelled an increase in violence at a jail, prison bosses say.
Despite improvements at the overcrowded HMP Leicester, inspectors found an increase in violence.
At the time of an unannounced visit by the prisons watchdog the jail had 308 inmates - about 100 more than it was designed for.
The prison service said it would "continue to prioritise safety".
Since a 2015 report declared the prison unsafe, violence had stabilised or decreased in 2016, but rose dramatically last summer before a further surge in... read more

 
31 May 2018 in Regional, Views: 56
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