Prisons crisis: Violent lags now hold during home due to packed jails

“In an try to revoke overcrowding, a Secretary of State loose a criteria for Home Detention Curfews”

Mark Fairhurst

Overcrowding has sparked a record turn of assault in prison.

Official total uncover there were 29,485 assaults final year, an boost of 13% on 2016.

Mark Fairhurst, a Prison Officers’ Association inhabitant chairman, said: “In an try to revoke overcrowding, a Secretary of State loose a criteria for Home Detention Curfews. We wish this panic magnitude does not place a open during risk.”

An MoJ orator said: “We have not altered a criteria. We are simply shortening a series of forms used in a comment routine while progressing a despotic eligibility and bearing tests.”

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