Thousands of prison officers to stage walk-out over 'unprecedented levels of violence'

The protest comes after warnings about the potential for a "complete breakdown" in order and discipline at HMP Bedford.

Thousands of prison officers are expected to walk out today in a protest over "unprecedented levels of violence", a union says.

The Prison Officers Association (POA) said it was demanding that the government improve safety in jails and reduce violence and overcrowding.

It comes after the chief inspector of prisons warned about the potential for a "complete breakdown" in order and discipline at HMP Bedford.

Inmates have effectively taken control at the violent, overcrowded...
source: The Sky News

2018-09-14 10:38
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