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celeste

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'Significant violence' at HMP Manchester
« on: 09:23:02, 20/11/18 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-46263410

Levels of violence at HMP Manchester have "increased threefold" since 2014, inspectors have said, with 45 attacks on staff in just six months.

A report on the jail also revealed there had been 177 assaults in the same six-month period.

However, inspectors said the prison was "adequately resourced".

Michael Spurr, of HM Prison and Probation service, said: "Prison staff are working closely with police colleagues to tackle these issues."

Overall, the inspection by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) found levels of violence to be "significant", with two-thirds of prisoners feeling unsafe during their time in the prison.




A similar number indicated they had been "victimised by other prisoners" and over half "felt victimised by staff".

The use of force by staff had also "increased significantly" since the last inspection, and often "lacked sufficient scrutiny".

This contributed to an environment inspectors said was "less safe and respectful" than four years ago.

In a separate report published last year by the Independent Monitoring Board, HMP Manchester was found to be "squalid, vermin-infested" and "reminiscent of Dickensian England" by inspectors.
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Re: 'Significant violence' at HMP Manchester
« Reply #1 on: 10:36:51, 20/11/18 »
Prisons have been allowed over the years to become lax in discipline and here are the results , however I cannot feel sorry for anyone in prison ( apart from the staff ) , it is not compulsory to go in there

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Re: 'Significant violence' at HMP Manchester
« Reply #2 on: 08:25:24, 21/11/18 »
Playing Devil's Advocate here, their punishment is the incarceration, they should still be treated in a civilised manner - they do say 'violence breeds violence' which may be the crux of the problem :-\
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