The state acts too often as a “bad parent” towards offenders as it tolerates bad behaviour before responding harshly, the policing minister Nick Herbert will say on Monday.
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A report on Irish prisons calls the overcrowded system an “absolute disaster” that had created a “pressure cooker” atmosphere within jails.
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Prison overcrowding is undermining the rehabilitation of prisoners and risks increasing reoffending in the future, a report said today.
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“Overcrowding in prison “warehouses” is causing violence behind bars as tensions soar among inmates, prison officers warned last night. New figures show that the population of Britain’s jails has jumped by 1,000 in the past three weeks.
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“Masked and armed prisoners took control of an open prison in West Sussex within half an hour of turning on staff, a court has heard.
The HMP Ford riot saw inmates looting, smashing and torching buildings and property, Hove Crown Court was told.
Seven men deny a charge of prison mutiny on 1 January 2011.
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“Overcrowding in Britain’s prisons is reaching crisis point and could lead to widespread riots – with staff struggling to regain control.
The warning has come from the Prison Officers Association (POA) which says the Government is ignoring its concerns.
POA national chairman Peter McParlin told Sky News: “Effectively prisons are full now. Eighty-three out of 134 prisons now are officially regarded as overcrowded.
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