Prison Officers: The Mental Impact of Physical Assaults

Prison officers picketing at under-fire prison HMP Bedford on Friday have told of the violence they have lived through. A damning report from the prisons watchdog found a “complete breakdown” in order at the facility and the highest rates of assaults on...

HMP BIRMINGHAM: BANG TO WRITES

“The first priority of any prison should be to keep those who are held or work there safe, in this regard HMP Birmingham had completely failed.” Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. By Mark Leech Editor: The Prisons Handbook Two weeks ago when the...

HMP and YOI Ashfield – high levels of violence and use of force by staff

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons,Nick Hardwick, above, in a report on Ashield Young Offender Institution published today says: In January 2013, the Justice Secretary announced plans to close HMYOI Ashfield and re-role it as an adult prison. The inspectorate had plans to...
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