Monday, 3 October 2016


Lags in Brit jails carry out 19 attacks on prison staff every day, leaked report reveals

There were 2,959 attacks in just five months... with hundreds resulting in broken bones and even knife wounds
JAIL lags have carried out 2,959 attacks on officers in five months — 19 a day.
They include a record 367 serious assaults, causing broken bones and knife wounds.
Injured . . . governor Paul Cawkwell needed facial surgery after attack from lag
Injured . . . governor Paul Cawkwell needed facial surgery after attack from lag
HMP Wayland attack
Scene . . . HMP Wayland where Paul Cawkwell was attacked
Horror of 'spice weed and crack' drug use in video filmed at Guys Marsh prison
The plague of violence was uncovered by The Sun on Sunday after a prison’s governor was beaten up.
Paul Cawkwell was so badly hurt at HMP Wayland in Norfolk he needed facial surgery.
Ministry of Justice figures leaked to us show assaults on jail staff have almost doubled since the start of the year.
Assault . . . female officer was attacked at at Brinsford Young Offenders Institution
Inmates at Guys Marsh prison show off iPhones as they drink hooch and party
There were also 8,065 prisoner-on-prisoner attacks between April and August.
Of those, 109 were sex attacks.
Glyn Travis, of the Prison Officers Association, blasted the “out of control” savagery.
He said: “I fear an officer will be murdered.
“The rise in serious assaults reflects how prisons are overcrowded, illegal drugs are in abundance and staff numbers have been cut.”
Justice Secretary Liz Truss has launched a review of jails.
The Ministry of Justice said: “We do not comment on leaked documents.”