Published on 2 Aug 2017 Sections ,

Prison Governors Association chief: Government overhaul is ‘perverse’

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

The President of the Prison Governors Association has said a “perverse” government overhaul is to blame for the crisis in jails across England and Wales. In an open letter she said the Prison Service is trying to cope with a “toxic mix” of pressures.

The government has said it has taken action to deal with the problems but Channel 4 News heard from one former prison monitor who spoke publicly about the urgent need for reform.

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