'Huge' Rise In Attacks At 'Dangerous' Prisons




Many prisons are "unacceptably violent and dangerous places," with "huge" rises in assaults and suicide, a watchdog has warned.Assaults rocketed to 20,000 in 2015 - up by nearly a third, while suicides also rose by 27%. Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke, described "overcrowding, poor physical environments in ageing prisons, and inadequate staffing".