Tuesday 22 January 2019 / 6:55 AM Prisons

Yet another damning prison report – Hussain

Imran Hussain MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister, responding to the report into HMP Bedford, said:

“This is yet another damning report that lays bare the scale of the emergency in our prisons system and demonstrates the government has lost control of prisons.

“After years of relentless Tory cuts, assaults have soared and experienced staff numbers have plummeted, creating immense problems in prisons that leave staff, prisoners and the public vulnerable.

“The government must take responsibility for this crisis of its making and instead of tinkering at the edges, it must launch an emergency action plan backed by new funding to tackle the issues that have made our prisons so unsafe.”