UK prison inmates to be given phones in their cells

Phones will be introduced to prison cells in England and Wales under a government initiative aimed at reducing violence and preventing illegal mobile phones being smuggled in. It is hoped that the move will reduce levels of aggression seen when prisoners queue to use the phone in the public landings, under the current system. Justice secretary David Gauke is set to unveil the £7 million scheme, which will allow thousands more prisoners to make calls from their cells, later on Tuesday.