Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Swinfen Hall prison cell windows have 'no glass'


Inmates are living in cells without glass in the windows in conditions described as "squalid". An inspection of Swinfen Hall prison near Lichfield, Staffordshire found almost all areas have deteriorated and the prison is "not safe enough". The report also found inmates at the prison and young offenders institution were not having daily showers. A spokesperson for the prison said the problems reflected "operational pressures".The Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke, said: "Basic standards to improve".