Prisoner seriously assaulted every 45 minutes in Britain – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in assault, news, prisons by sally

“One serious attack takes place every 45 minutes in the overcrowded jails of England and Wales as prison staff struggle to cope with soaring levels of violence. Ministry of Justice figures reveal the number of assaults on prisoners by cellmates have rocketed from 1,790 in 1996 to 11,826 last year, a rise of 561 per cent in just over a decade.”

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The Independent, 3rd March 2008