Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Are Britain’s prisons a ‘disaster waiting to happen’?

By Martin Williams-8 AUG 2017

Last month saw a spate of prison riots, with violence breaking out at jails in Hertfordshire and Worcestershire.

Some commentators claimed the unrest was “a disaster waiting to happen,” because of the growing pressure on prisons.

But what’s really going on in Briton’s prisons? And are prison officers facing an uphill battle to stay in control?