Serco: Police To Probe Prison Firm Over 'Fraud'

Security firm Serco faces a police fraud investigation over its £285m prison escorting contract. Serco staff allegedly recorded prisoners as having been delivered ready for court - a key performance measure - when in fact they were not, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said. The contract, which covers prison transfer services in London and East Anglia, has been put under administrative supervision with immediate effect. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said: "It's become very clear there has been a culture within parts of Serco that has been totally unacceptable, and actions which need to be investigated by the police.