Prison violence soars by 600%

New figures released today show that prison violence has soared 600% in a decade – as the government appeared to be fighting moves to make prison governors liable for deaths in jails.

The home secretary, John Reid, revealed that violent incidents in British jails – now at maximum capacity – had reached nearly 14,000 a year, up from 2,342 in 1996.

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