Sunday, 17 July 2016

Britain's top 10 most violent jails revealed in investigation

UK PRISON OFFICERS ATTACKED 


Prison officers battle nearly 40 terrifying attacks a day, the Sunday People can reveal as we list the top ten most violent jails. The worst prison in England and Wales for violence by inmates against guards or each other was Feltham in West London, where young offenders are detained. Last year it had 894 attacks so serious that a prisoner received official punishment, such as days added to a sentence or a loss of privileges. Overall there were 14,262 offences of violence in prisons in 2015, up by 10 per cent on the previous year. And assaults directed at prison staff soared by 36 per cent to 5,500.