Roberta asks the Secretary of State for Justice about improving Prisoner Safety

Roberta asks the Secretary of State for Justice about improving Prisoner Safety

 

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During Justice Questions, Roberta stated that a recent inspection report showed that there is an increase in the number of prisoners who feel unsafe in HMP Durham. Calling attention to the fact that the number of staff working at the prison has gone down in recent years, she explained that 60% of prisoners now feel unsafe, compared with 37% in 2013.

She challenged Liz Truss, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, on this issue of cuts to prison staff, asking what she is planning to do to improve prisoner safety without delay. 

To see Roberta’s question in full, as well as the Secretary of State’s reply, you can find the video here.

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