Ashfield prison "overreacted" at a minor incident

A judge has strongly critcised a privately-run prison for young offenders near Bristol over the punishment handed out to seven teenage inmates. It follows a disturbance at Ashfield, in Pucklechurch, which is run by Serco on behalf of the government

The Howard League for Penal Reform say the prison "overreacted" at what they call a minor incident.

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Unlawful punishment at prison

A High Court has ruled that seven boys were unlawfully punished at a young offenders institute in Bristol