Covid-19: Prisons

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 27th April 2020.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Defence)

While most prisons are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of covid-19, union sources report that some rogue governors are attempting to return to business-as-usual practices, such as unlocking large numbers of prisoners and restarting training courses. Does the Secretary of State condemn that reckless behaviour and agree that all governors should be following official guidance, without exception?