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...

Jail Sex Abuse Claims Now Over 140

A police investigation into a young offenders’ centre in County Durham has now heard claims from more than 140 people that they were abused between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s. Detectives announced in August they were starting a new investigation into...

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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