Will this private US company run children’s prisons better than G4S?

MTCNovo’s US prison record under the spotlight

Source: theblackletter.com.au

Source: theblackletter.com.au

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“horror as should be unrealised anywhere in the civilised world”.  This is how one US judge described an MTCNovo run prison. MTCNovo won a contract to run Rainsbrook STC in September 2015.

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What you need to know about BBC’s Panorama on G4S bullying young offenders

Company’s staff accused of abusing young offenders and falsifying reports to avoid fines

Kent Police are not investigating Medway YOI after BBC Panorama. Image: BBC

Kent Police are investigating Medway YOI after BBC Panorama. Image: BBC

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G4S has been accused of abusing young offenders under its care and falsifying reports to avoid fines in a BBC Panorama undercover investigation.

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Children in prison in England & Wales – chief inspector reports

Young people suffer assault, restraint and solitary confinement 

HMIP child in prison

Source: HMIP

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Children in prison in England & Wales are experiencing high levels of assault, restraint and solitary confinement according to the latest annual report from the Chief Inspector.

But education and living conditions are improving. Here are the main findings from the report.

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Chief Inspector says prisons in England & Wales at worst in a decade

Nick Hardwick says prisons are in bad state due to budget cuts and staff shortages 

HM Inspectorate of Prisons annual report 2015

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Prisons in England and Wales are in their “worst state in 10 years” according to the latest annual report from HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick.

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Prisons in the press – 22 February

Legal highs, super jails and children’s prisons have been hitting the headlines this week.

Children at Crumpsall workhouse. Source: Flickr, archivesplus

 

Prisons in the press brings you the best articles to keep you up-to-date on prison news.

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