Prison officer numbers have been cut by more than a third in the North East in less than four years, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform.
That amounts to more than 600 prison officer posts in the region.
The worst hit prison is HMP Durham, where prison officer numbers have almost halved.
Here is a breakdown:
Deerbolt -33% Durham -49% Frankland -30% Holme House -40% Kirklevington -22% Low Newton -29%
Bright or sunny spells will develop today with scattered showers, perhaps heavy at times initially during the morning before easing later.
Temperatures nearer normal so feeling fresher, and breezy - but less windy than on Sunday. Highs 14°C
A train has hit a tree which had been blown down by strong winds in County Durham.
No one was hurt and there was no derailment, but it has caused disruption on the East Coast route between York and Darlington.
Services operated by East Coast, First TransPennine Express and CrossCountry could be delayed by an hour.
An area of Newcastle's West End has been sectioned off after a crane collapsed near a block of flats at Cruddas Park.
It happened at lunchtime on Saturday, October 18 in Elswick.
Police have been called to Tynemouth and District Social Club on Front Street in Tynemouth at 9.15am Sunday following reports of a robbery.
Two men, wearing hoodies and scarves across their faces, entered the club via the rear of the premises one is believed to have been armed with a handgun.
They demanded cash and a member of staff was pushed against the door, causing an injury to his arm. The robbers left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police say staff were left shocked by the incident one member of staff was taken to hospital as a precaution.