Corruption within the Prison Service is rife, according to a leaked report which reveals that there are more than 1,000 officers involved in corrupt practices.
The report, which is the result of a one-year inquiry by the Metropolitan police and the Prison Service’s anti-corruption unit, was leaked to the BBC.
Within it are claims that the corruption ranges from officers accepting cash payments from inmates to have them transferred to less secure prisons to bringing mobile phones and drugs into prisons.
The corruption stems from “inappropriate relationships” between prisoners and staff and there are nearly 600 of these relationships occurring, according to the investigation.
Corruption 'rife’ among prison staff, report claims