Wednesday 11 July 2018 / 12:26 PM Justice / Richard Burgon

The crisis in our prisons has now become an emergency – Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, responding to the Chief Inspector of Prisons’ Annual Report said:

“The crisis in our prisons has now become an emergency – as Labour has long warned it would.

“The Tories’ ideological decision to axe thousands of prison officers and slash prison budgets is to blame for this unprecedented failure.

“The Government must now take responsibility for some of the worst prison conditions that Inspectors have ever seen. Instead of tinkering around at the edges, the Government needs to outline an emergency plan and new funds to make our prisons safe and humane.”