Sexual assaults by prisoners treble since 2010

The number of prisoners being sexually assaulted by other inmates has trebled since 2010, the BBC has found.

The number of prisoners being sexually assaulted by other inmates has trebled since 2010, the BBC has found.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) found sexual assaults by prisoners increased from 92 in 2010 to 275 in 2017.

The Prison Governors Association said the "phenomenal" increase in assaults was due to the loss of experienced prison officers.

The Prison Service said it was "making sure that prison officers have the tools they need to do the job safely".

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source: BBC

2018-10-16 15:08
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