'Inmates are now protecting the guards' in out-of-control prisons


Prisons are now so out of control that inmates are protecting the guards, a prisoner has warned after an officer was stabbed in the neck.The guard, who is believed to be in his 40s, was in a "really bad way" following the attack at Norwich Prison.An inmate, who asked not to be named for fears of his safety, told BBC Radio Norfolk the officer was attacked by a prisoner on the landing of A wing."If it hadn't been for the other officer protecting him he would have been killed," he said."The officer was in a really bad way. But since it happened nothing has changed."There aren't enough staff so we spend too much time in our cells.