Monday 11 February 2019 / 1:58 PM Justice / Richard Burgon

Tories to blame for violence spiraling out of control in our prisons – Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the latest Safety in Custody figures said:

“Conservative cuts to staff and budgets are directly to blame for violence spiralling out of control in our prisons.

“Our prisons have become a danger to officers, inmates and wider society, with assaults on both prisoners and staff, and prisoner self-harm all at record highs

“The Tories are failing to make our prisons safe. They need to stop tinkering at the edges and set out an emergency plan with substantial new funds to tackle this crisis.”

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