Thursday 25 January 2018 / 5:14 PM Justice / Richard Burgon

Prisons more dangerous than ever – Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, responding to the latest Safety in Custody Statistics, said:

“The chaos the Tories have created in our prisons is a national scandal. Their reckless cuts to staffing and budgets have left our prisons more dangerous than ever. Every few months ministers claim they are finally starting to get this situation under control, but every few months the number of assaults reaches a new record high. This is a prisons crisis of the Tories’ making and instead of simply reshuffling ministers they must urgently step forward with new proposals to stop this crisis spiralling further out of control.”