20 Aug 2018

Government takes over ‘crisis’ prison from G4S

A prison so violent and so squalid that some inmates were afraid to leave their cells, and now G4S is no longer in charge. The Chief Inspector of Prisons has said that in all his years of experience it is the worst he has ever seen.

More staff and a new governor are being drafted in, while 300 prisoners will be sent elsewhere. How did things get so bad?