Prison Communication Statement

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has revealed that confidential conversations between prisoners and MPs may have been taped and listened to by prison staff as part of routine monitoring of prisoner communications between 2006 and 2012. During the statement he said: an investigation into the recording of telephone calls between prisoners and their constituency MPs and lawyers will be launched that calls between at least 32 current MPs and prisoners had taken place, though he was unsure of the figure for previous MPs; the most recent was between a prisoner and his constituency MP Justice Minister Simon Hughesa small number of calls between prisoners and their lawyers had also "accidently" been recordedhe was sorry for the lapse.