UK prisons – The Telegraph

But the safety crisis in prisons isn’t just a consequence of poor senior leadership at Noms (although you do have to ask what they were doing implementing disastrous austerity cuts to prison staff numbers, surely in the full knowledge of the consequences). There has been a collapse in the vital esprit de corps of the prison service. The decline in status and authority of prison officers is almost as sharp as the drop in numbers.

Source: Our prisons are burning. Here’s how we put out the fire


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