Alphaville: Big In JapaniTunes

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Violence Increase At Dorset Prison

mic

9:34am 12th January 2013

Violence amongst prisoners and staff at Portland YOI has increased according to a report by the Independent Monitoring Board.

There's also concern about a reduction of staffing levels.

The report says fewer staff has meant less interaction with prisoners on the wings, but that situation is now slowly improving.

Violence amongst staff and prisoners has increased and the team which helps prevent suicide amongst inmates has been reduced.

The old education building remains unfit for purpose and single cells that have been converted to doubles have inadequate space.

But there was praise for the increase in the number of inmates released on temporary license, for the jail's rugby academy and for its allotments.

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

dorset business directory

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

Win M&S Vouchers

Thanks to the new Ignis from Lanehouse Suzuki

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book The Wessex FM Disco

For your wedding, party or celebration!

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference