The charts that show the state of Britains prisons

first_imgAndrea Albutt, president of the Prison Governors Association (PGA), today launched a blistering attack on the Ministry of Justice, saying its members had been left “devastated at the complete decline of our service”. Her open letter was published as riot officers were called to a prison for a second day to HMP Mount in Wiltshire. Inmates took over a wing twice in just 24 hours over Monday and Tuesday. Prisons in England and Wales have come under renewed scrutiny this week, after the head of the body representing governors warned that prisons were in crisis after “perverse” Government reform and a “toxic mix” of pressures.center_img And this incident is not isolated. Ministry of Justice data shows how the…last_img