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BBC News features on HMP Wandsworth

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Has anyone seen the features that BBC news have been broadcasting about HMP Wandsworth?  

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36321266

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36336223

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36320071

 

They show a rampant drug problem with drones flying drugs in, mobile phone use, assaults of prisoners and staff, little in the way of rehabilitation or training, gang fights, poor morale among staff, low staff numbers, self harm and mental health problems, foreign prisoners who are stuck in prison as the extradition process is slow.  The features showed very few positives with the prison as it stands at the moment.

 

HMG is turning a blind eye to the budget cuts which have contributed to this situation and instead have proposed that prisons start to hold and control more of their own limited budgets, whilst proposing more community punishments and a weekend only prison regime for some prisoners.  All that smacks of cut cutting rather than an effective punishment and rehabilitation regime. In the meantime assaults on staff and prisoners increase, deaths increase, self harm increases.  I'm not bleeding heart liberal as I firmly believe that prison works but at the moment prisons are ineffective as they are failing to help their inmates or to prepare them for release.

 

 

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I was dismayed by the Romanian who bragged that he could make £2,000 to £3,000 per day by pickpocketing.  He was proud of the fact and planned to resume his activities as soon as he was released. These are the people we should be deporting and keeping out.  One of the weaknesses of the EU.

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I have a mate who works in the prison system, he says suicides are rife and extremists are getting to inmates as a way to keep them protected inside..........who'd be a prison guard?

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I was dismayed by the Romanian who bragged that he could make £2,000 to £3,000 per day by pickpocketing.  He was proud of the fact and planned to resume his activities as soon as he was released. These are the people we should be deporting and keeping out.  One of the weaknesses of the EU.

 

Of course, under Sharia law, he would have a problem - difficult to pick pockets with any hands :tongue_cheek:

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