#1 UK:PC Prison 'too harsh’ on inmates, says report
08-06-2008, 02:09 AM
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prisoners at Bullingdon Prison in Oxfordshire should be served their evening meals later in the day, to stop them feeling hungry overnight.
Prison guards have been told to issue convicts with free condoms and call them by their first names, for fear of being 'too harsh’ on inmates.
A report by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons also said prisoners at Bullingdon Prison in Oxfordshire should be served their evening meals later in the day, to stop them feeling hungry overnight.
The Prison Officers’ Association reacted angrily to the recommendations, drawn up after an inspection in January. Glynn Travis, spokesman for the POA said: “I don’t think we can keep control of violent prisoners by calling them by their first name.” Among 200...snip
Among other issues raised by inmates were cramped conditions in shared cells, mundane training and lack of space in the library. Mr Travis added: “Rather than criticise officers for their use of force, the inspectorsshould look at the underlying problems
“There is more and more violence at prisons because of a lack of staff. There are major problems with overcrowding and prisoners who shouldn’t be there.” Bullingdon’s governor, Phil Taylor, denied his prison was too tough on inmates. He said: “Sanctions are in place for those prisoners who break rules - I don’t think we’re too hard on them. I think we have a balanced approach, which helps protect the public and reduces reoffending.
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