Inmates going weeks without time outdoors in rat-infested prison, report finds

1/7/2022 9:36:00 AM

Inmates going weeks without time outdoors in rat-infested prison, report finds

Inmates going weeks without time outdoors in rat-infested prison, report finds

‘Desperately bored’ prisoners in one of England’s busiest jails having to choose between showering, exercising and accessing services, inspectors find

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AFP via Getty Images UK news in pictures 23 November 2021 The coffin of Sir David Amess is carried past politicians, including former Prime Ministers Sir John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May, Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Prime Minister Boris Johnson during the requiem mass for the MP at Westminster Cathedral, central London PA UK news in pictures 22 November 2021 The scene in Dragon Rise, Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset where police have launched a murder probe after two people were found dead Tom Wren/SWNS UK news in pictures 21 November 2021 London-based midwife Sarah Muggleton, 27, takes part in a 'March with Midwives' in central London to highlight the crisis in maternity services PA UK news in pictures 20 November 2021 Police officers monitor as climate change activists sit down and block traffic during a protest action in solidarity with activists from the Insulate Britain group who received prison terms for blocking roads, on Lambeth Bridge in central London AFP via Getty Images And Mr Taylor warned “the prison, education staff and, in particular, Home Office staff, were not doing enough to support” foreign inmates, who comprised around 45 per cent of the prison’s population.With the prison serving Westminster Magistrate’s Court – where all European arrest warrant extradition hearings in England and Wales are heard – some 37 inmates were being held under immigration powers beyond the end of their sentence.He has been moved alongside 40-year-old co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie.Noting that these prisoners should have been held instead in immigration removal centres or in the community, the report warned of a “growing backlog” of prisoners seeking asylum who were still waiting for their cases to be assessed, adding: “Detainees spent far too long in the prison with their cases unresolved.A new “probable case” category of contact will be signed off on Thursday, meaning the same rights and obligations will be imposed on those who test positive using a RAT as those who take a PCR test.” While local charity, BEST, had remained on-site during the coronavirus pandemic, doing “invaluable work in supporting foreign national prisoners” Home Office staff had “inexplicably” absented themselves from the prison for more than a year, the report said.The rape charges relate to four different women, while the sexual assault charge is linked to a fifth woman.It added: “In the meantime, prison officers and other staff had to deal with the consequences of their inaction..

Even since Home Office staff had returned, working what appeared to be limited hours, they were not running surgeries on the wing and prisoners were lucky if they got a phone call.Where has Benjamin Mendy been moved to? Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy has been moved to HM Manchester Prison, also eerily known as Strangeways.Probable cases must immediately isolate for seven days and notify their contacts.” Inspectors said essential resettlement and sentence progression work was unable to take place because prison offender managers were deployed on the wings to backfill staff absences.The prison’s education block had sat unused since March 2020, inspectors found, adding that “most of the very limited” education provision for the “desperately bored” population at Wandsworth came in the form of work packs.It lasted 25 days, claiming two lives and injuring 47 inmates and 147 officers.But Mr Taylor suggested that, as some of the concerns about the pandemic begin to reduce, prison leaders will have the opportunity to focus on developing longer-term plans for the jail, meaning some of inspectors’ more complex concerns could be addressed – including the disruption to prisoners’ daily regimes and their access to work and education, and the alleged failures in support for foreign inmates.“They are the least likely to actually have Covid and that confirmation can be sought if there’s an unexpected positive RAT result,” he said.He concluded: “Leaders in this crumbling, overcrowded, vermin-infested prison will need considerable ongoing support from the prison service, notably with the recruitment and retention of staff, improving the infrastructure of the jail and making sure that external agencies such as the Home Office and the education provider pull their weight.A documentary called Strangeways: Britain's Toughest Prison Riot has since been made featuring interviews with rioters and staff.He continued: “So the Pasta Bar business has got nothing to do with my restaurant business, with my import business, or any other business that I do, it’s a stand alone business going into liquidation.

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