Suicides double in five years, five ambulance calls out a day to a prison in Bristol because of drug use, and a sixth death in one London prison alone in the past year. And if it couldn’t get any worse it does. Today, yet another damning report by the prison inspectorate into a failing prison which will test Liz Truss’s resolve on how quickly she can respond.
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The Justice Secretary Liz Truss has admitted the problems in English jails won’t be fixed “in weeks, or even months”, as she made a statement in the Commons about the Birmingham prison riot.
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