Prison safety ‘deteriorating’ in England and Wales, say MPs

.@CommonsJustice Committee raises concerns re prison safety , mental health support is vital

  • Newest Scottish prison in Peterhead ‘doing well but can improve’
  • Its chairman Bob Neill said prison safety was a matter that “cannot wait”.
  • The committee said the prison service has a “major issue” with staff retention, which resulted in a net gain of only 440 prison officers in 2015 following the recruitment of 2,250.

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@Andy__Bell__: “.@CommonsJustice Committee raises concerns re prison safety , mental health support is vital”


Prison safety in England and Wales has “deteriorated” and needs improving as figures show escalating self-harm, violence and disorder, MPs say.


Prison safety ‘deteriorating’ in England and Wales, say MPs