Prison Officers: Working Conditions

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:14 am on 2nd May 2018.

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Photo of Gordon Henderson Gordon Henderson Conservative, Sittingbourne and Sheppey 11:14 am, 2nd May 2018

That is a particularly sore point with me. The CPS standpoint has always been that it is not in the public interest to prosecute a prisoner who is already in prison. It may not be, but it is certainly in the interest of the staff who have to suffer those assaults.