Tuesday 9 July 2019 / 11:47 AM Prisons / Richard Burgon

Chief Inspector of Prisons Report – Richard Burgon responds

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to The annual report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, said:

“The Chief Inspector’s Annual Report presents an extremely depressing picture of the state of our prisons, one that has become the norm as reckless Tory cuts to staffing and budgets have taken hold.

“While the Chief Inspector praises the extraordinary dedication of prison staff, this report makes clear the role of Tory austerity in unleashing this crisis. With violence spiralling out of control and prisons failing to do their basic job of rehabilitation, it’s way past time for the government to set out an emergency plan and funding to make our prisons safe.”


Notes to editor

A copy of the report can be found at: https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/?post_type=inspection&p=17610&preview=true