Wormwood Scrubs 'knife-edge'

Wormwood Scrubs prison is on a 'knife-edge', according to prison staff. The prison board's annual report reveals some staff have never 'felt so fearful' with a big jump in staff using force or restraining measures.

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Surge in number of staff using force to control prisoners

The report from the Independent Monitoring Board continues:

  • Prisoners spend too long in their cells and their frustration regularly spills into aggressive behaviour
  • There has been a 48% increase in staff using force or restraining measures to control prisoners
  • It comes ahead of cuts by Justice Secretary take effect when the budget will be cut by a further 21%

Source, IMB Wormwood Scrubs

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