Feltham young offenders institution 'not safe for staff or boys'


A young offenders institution was found to be "not safe for either staff or boys" after an unannounced inspection. The HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) gave YOI Feltham in west London its lowest judgement for safety after finding levels of "very serious" violence had risen. The prison on the same site was also found to have had a "significant increase in violence".However, staff were also praised for "many examples of good work".Feltham A holds boys aged 15 to 18, while Feltham B is a prison for young adults aged 18 to 21.Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke said violence at the young offenders institution was a "serious problem" and "a serious assault on an officer" had happened while the inspection took place.