THIS IS HOW A NEWSPAPER HEADING WOULD START…..
“There were four lads in one cell and one of them was getting battered.
“He was on Spice. The staff just turn a blind eye.”
The minister for courts and justice, Rory Stewart, has pledged to resign if his campaign to tackle violence and drugs in struggling jails fails. G4S spokesman Jerry Petherick said: “The figures demonstrate strong intelligence systems that are in place to intercept contraband.
“Our staff perform regular searches to seize illicit items.”
Most recent figures show there are 19,925 full-time officers to look after 83,000 prisoners.
The starting salary for a prison officer is £20,750.
This is some of the facts within our judicial estates
Britain’s crumbling prisons have almost 80,000 outstanding repairs.
Broken plumbing, heating and electrics are putting inmates’ lives at risk every day.
And the latest figures show that at least a third of the decrepit jails are contracted out to the private maintenance firm Amey. Almost all the rest were being taken care of by collapsed contracting firm Carillion – and are now directly handled by the Government.
Labour’s shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon said: “Once again we see the disastrous effects of the Conservatives’ obsession with privatisation. “The contract to outsource maintenance works, worth hundreds of millions of pounds, failed to deliver the savings promised.” Amey went on to say: “We have worked to improve the prison estate since we took the contract. “We are committed to providing a service that ensures the welfare of prisoners and value for the taxpayer.”
The Ministry of Justice added: “We are working with all providers to improve performance, including ensuring tasks are signed off once completed.”
New figures we have show 169 officers at Birmingham have quit. Of those, 79 had under six months in service. Eight had done between six months and a year, half a dozen 12-18 months and 69 were senior officers there for 18 months or more.
We can also reveal drugs and mobile phone seizures reached record highs before the Government stepped in.
Nationally across all prisons, a total of 15,036 phones were seized in the 12 months to March while 9,345 SIM cards were found. Todays news 3/9/18. tells that hundreds of prison staff have been intercepted bringing phones, drugs, knives and other paraphernalia into prison throughout England & Wales.
Moreover it has also been announced by John Podmore, that they know, within every prison estate throughout the country, atleast 3 to 5 prison officers are bringing in phones, drugs, knives and other paraphernalia every day in our prison estates…
The effects of this criminality goes far beyond what the public really see or hear. This is some of the ripple effects that these corrupt prison officers are responsible for…
New figures we have show, 169 officers at Birmingham have quit. Of those, 79 had under six months in service. Eight had done between six months and a year, half a dozen 12-18 months and 69 were senior officers there for 18 months or more.
They then go on to say… We also reveal drugs and mobile phone seizures what reached record highs before the Government stepped in. Nationally across all prisons, a total of 15,036 phones were seized in the 12 months to March while 9,345 SIM cards were found.
Videos are also appearing on social media showing violence inside and inmates passed out after taking drugs. One clip shows a man choking another prisoner until he is unconscious, this is as inmates watch and laugh. Other clips shows inmates rioting.
The blame is not on the private sector, it is all prisons throughout the country. Believe me, the government have lost control of a lot of their own prisons. They just mask it better in the news. This is a massive injustice to society as a whole. Not just because of public protection but, for the thousands of prisoners that are being let down by the whole prison system and everything it stands for… Shame on you!!!
All the above information is true, the facts have been taken from a Radio Four programme on prisons. This is despicable and it is a national outcry. I am sorry but, this is just something that cannot be ignored. As all this chaos and mayhem is going on within our prisons, sadly the question here is be…..Who are the real victims here?
Ministry of Justice figures show 119 inmates killed themselves last year, and assaults and self-harm also rose to record figures….
Below is a case showing a Mothers grieve and of the negligence of prison officers and the real life effects their negligence has on prisoners and their families. This poor boy was pleading with prison staff within the prison environment to help him. Sadly this is not a lonely case… This is happening at an astonishing 18 times in one year. How many more parents does this has to happen to before something serious gets done…..
22 February ·
“I’m in a bad way, I’ve cut my arms.
“They won’t move me.
Anthony Paine sent one final letter to his mother before taking his own life at HMP Liverpool