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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Wormwood Scrubs prison 'on a knife-edge'

A report claims that Wormwood Scrubs prison is 'on a knife-edge', with staff revealing they have "never felt so fearful". Details have been released in the prison's annual report.

David Cameron seen during a trip to Wormwood Scrubs in 2012 Credit: Press Association

One extract of the report by the Independent Monitoring Board says: "Cuts in staff not only negatively affect the Ministry of Justice's key incentive to rehabilitate prisoners. The absence of one or two prison officers due to illness or holidays can have a huge impact on the prison regime."

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