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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  1. Ronke Phillips: ITV London Correspondent

Watchdog: Morale so low 'there could be riots'

The Chair of the prison watchdog says morale among staff and prisoners is so low due to cuts that she fears there could be riots. The watchdog says Wormwood Scrubs prison is on a "knife edge" with inmates being locked up for up to 23-and-a-half hours a day.

Wormwood Scrubs Prison Credit: Press Association

The watchdog says there has been a 50% rise in use of force and restraint of prisoners at the Victorian prison.

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