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Assaults on prison officers

Jenny speaks in Parliament on treatment of prison officers.

Jenny Chapman MP spoke in Parliament yesterday (3rd February) on the treatment of prison officers, and asked the Government how they were going to protect officers from serious injury in prisons.

She said: 

'Can we just remind ourselves what we mean by “a serious assault” on a prison officer? It can mean serious cuts, fractures, concussion, loss of consciousness and damage to internal organs. If these were any other public servants—nurses, for instances—there would rightly be a public outcry. These are public servants going to work every day too often now in fear of their lives. The Minister has a duty of care towards them. What will he do now—it is not just about drugs—to protect staff in our prisons?'

The full debate and response can be found on Hansard via this link


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