Out of warder: Prison officers aren't sacked even for letting inmates escape 5 May 2013 22:16 Just 478 of 2,300 guards found guilty of bad behaviour since 2010 were dismissed.
A staggering 1,800 prison officers have kept their jobs despite committing sex assaults, trafficking, violence… and even letting prisoners escape. And incredibly 87 bent warders are still in work after being convicted of a crime. Just 478 of 2,300 guards found guilty of bad behaviour since 2010 were sacked. The shock figures – covering 44,000 of Her Majesty’s Prison Service officers in England and Wales – were released by the Ministry of Justice in response to a Freedom of Information request by the Mirror. Former prison governor Carlton Boyce said: “I’m surprised by the fact staff have been allowed to keep jobs after being caught for trafficking, racism and corruption because it would normally be an instant dismissal.” The figures show 1,439 guards received written warnings, some final, for offences including abusive behaviour, “inappropriate relationships” with inmates, trafficking contraband, sleeping on duty, assaulting colleagues and sex assaults or harassment.Another 146 were reprimanded for allowing prisoners to escape, attacking colleagues, fraud, theft and racial harassment.