Damning Annual Prison Report Should Make Grayling Think Again
"The chief inspector of prisons' annual report
has just been published and it is as damning as you would expect. Nick
Hardwick is doing the best he can to get the chaos of Britain's prisons
into the public sphere and to tentatively offer explanations for why it
is taking place.
The situation is currently verging on catastrophic. He found a 'significant decline in safety'. There were often weaknesses in basic
safety processes such as risk assessments for new prisoners and
prisoners in crisis being held in segregated areas in poor conditions.
Drugs in prisons – legal and illegal – were becoming a source of debt,
with the associated bullying and violence which comes with that."
View the Report