Reported today that specialists have been sent into Brinsford and Oakwood to try and solve problems there, problems which incidentally Chris Grayling says dont exist.
One day someone will wake up and realise it isn’t specialists that are needed but a total change in attitudes. Things will only improve when we go back to the days when all prisons were in the public sector and when there were small local manageable prisons staffed by highly trained officers familiar with their locality and its offenders.
Prison factories don’t work. The only people they benefit are the shareholders of the private companies who run them using staff who receive the minimum of training and are paid at rates fara below those in the public sector.
We are all at fault, we all look down on prisoners and more importantly we pigeon hole them rather than treating them as individuals. Prisoners are people not just numbers.

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