Prisons: Staff:Written question - 43955

(Don Valley)
Asked on: 21 July 2016
Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Staff
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of a minimum safety standard for staff in public and privately-run prisons.
Answered by: Mr Sam Gyimah
Answered on: 09 September 2016

The level of violence in our prisons is unacceptable. I am clear that safety in prisons is fundamental to the proper functioning of our justice system and a vital part of our reform plans.

There are a number of factors including the availability of psychoactive substances in prisons which must be tackled. It will take time to address there long-standing problems. I am determined to make sure our prisons are safe and places of rehabilitation.

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