Handle With Care - By Prisoner Ben

Physical contact is rare in prisons, even in the showers!

Physical contact between staff and cons is extremely limited, only allowed when being pat-searched or when being "restrained". Routine handling of prisoners is, apart from the above, taboo.
Contrast this with American prisons, where it seems that staff routinely hold prisoners by the upper arm.
If tried on a prisoner in the UK, in normal circumstances the screw could expect a fight.

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