2 Aug 2017

Prison Governors Association chief: Government overhaul is ‘perverse’

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.