Prison officers’ failings contributed to vulnerable boy’s death, inquest rules – The Guardian

‘An inquest jury has found multiple failings by staff at a young offender institution contributed to the death of a 17-year-old boy, who had been bullied by other inmates.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2014

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Prison officer Julie Turton jailed over sex and drugs – BBC News

‘A prison officer who had sex with an inmate and supplied drugs to prisoners at HMP Birmingham has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Women prisoners ‘coerced into sex with staff’ – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2014 in harassment, news, prison officers, prisons, reports, women by sally

‘Female prisoners in England and Wales have been coerced into having sex with staff in return for favours such as alcohol and cigarettes, a report says.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2014

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Inspectors catch Bristol prison officer denying meals to inmate – The Guardian

“Surprise inspection finds HMP Bristol overcrowded, dirty and cockroach-infested with ‘delinquent’ staff.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2013

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Wormwood Scrubs prison ‘on knife edge’ because of staff cuts – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2013 in budgets, news, ombudsmen, prison officers, prisons, restraint, standards, statistics by sally

“Wormwood Scrubs, the west London prison, is on a ‘knife-edge’, an official watchdog has warned, with an alarming 50% growth in the use of force or restraining measures to control prisoners in an increasingly violent, gang-dominated jail.”

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The Guardian, 18th September 2013

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Prisoners who have sex in jail face separation, commission finds – The Guardian

“Prisoners who have consensual sex while inside jail face being separated and possibly disciplined, prison governors have told the first review of sex behind bars in England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 9th September 2013

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Michael Adebolajo injuries: prison officers deny wrongdoing – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2013 in armed forces, murder, news, prison officers, prisons, restraint by sally

“Prison officers have denied any wrongdoing after Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo lost two teeth when he was restrained in jail, a trade union said on Friday.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2013

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George v Ministry of Justice – WLR Daily

George v Ministry of Justice [2013] EWCA Civ 324; [2013] WLR (D) 144

“A provision in a collective agreement allowing for time off in lieu within a specified period where a prison officer was requested to work extra hours was not contractual.”

WLR Daily, 17th April 2013

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Former prison officer jailed for Jon Venables leak – Daily Telegraph

“A former prison officer has been jailed for selling information to a newspaper
on Jon Venables, one of Jamie Bulger’s killers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2013

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Ex-PC and prison worker jailed for Sun information sale – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2013 in media, misfeasance in public office, news, police, prison officers, sentencing by tracey

“A former prison worker and an ex-policeman have been jailed for selling
information to the Sun newspaper.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2013

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Prisoner gets apology from ombudsman over attack inquiry – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2012 in complaints, news, ombudsmen, prison officers by sally

“A triple murderer who attacked three prison officers with a broken bottle while serving a life sentence has secured an apology after authorities failed to properly investigate claims that he had been attacked by warders in his cell.”

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The Independent, 11th August 2012

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Littlehey jail mutiny pair given longer sentences – The Independent

“Two convicted criminals who attacked prison officers and held a mutiny inside their jail have been handed longer sentences.”

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The Independent, 24th May 2012

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Prison officers face injunction against pension protests – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2012 in industrial action, injunctions, news, pensions, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers staging pension protest meetings have been told they face the threat of a high court injunction because they are banned from taking industrial action.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2012

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Inmate Kevan Thakrar cleared over prison guards attack – BBC News

“A man serving life for three murders has been cleared over a prison attack in which he stabbed three guards.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2011

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Prison compensation culture ‘rampant’ over £60m in payouts – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2011 in compensation, news, personal injuries, prison officers, prisons by sally

“Tens of millions of pounds in compensation have been paid to criminals, prison staff and visitors to British jails, new official figures have disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2011

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Unions lose redundancy pay case – The Independent

“The two largest Civil Service unions have lost their High Court challenge to a scheme which will reduce benefits paid to members on redundancy and early retirement.”

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The Independent, 10th August 2011

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Downview sex case prison governor jailed – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2011 in misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers, retrials, sentencing by tracey

“An acting prison governor who had a sexual relationship with a woman inmate has been jailed for five years.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2011

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Downview prison officer ‘ordered sex act’, court told – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2011 in misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers by sally

“A senior prison officer ordered a frightened woman inmate to perform a sex act with him, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2011

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Corrupt prison officer jailed – The Independent

“Police today pledged to crack down on corrupt prison officers after a male officer was jailed for smuggling drugs to inmates.”

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The Independent, 28th May 2011

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Murder convictions appeal over ‘prison guard juror’ – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2011 in appeals, juries, murder, news, prison officers by sally

“The murder convictions of two Nottingham men could be unsafe because one of the jurors was a prison officer, the Criminal Appeal Court has heard.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2011

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