Steve quizes Government on prison riot

Steve McCabe MP has put down questions for Government ministers to answer at Justice questions on Wednesday. The questions aim to probe ministers on whether there were breaches in procedure during the recent riot at Ford open prison or whether their are shortcomings in current policy.

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Ordinary Written question to: Justice for answer on 12 Jan 2011 12:00 AM
How many prison officers were on duty and how many prisoners were they responsible for when the riot occurred at Ford open prison in January of this year?.

Ordinary Written question to: Justice for answer on 12 Jan 2011 12:00 AM
What is the recommended staffing ratio for number of prisoners to number of prison officers at an open prison?

Update 19/1/2011

 

 
Question: To ask Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers were on duty at the outbreak of the recent disturbance at HM Prison Ford; and for how many prisoners they were responsible?
Answer: Two prison officers and 4 Operational Support Grades were on duty at the outbreak of the disturbance. The population of Ford at the time of the disturbance was 487.
 
Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department’s minimum recommended ratio of prison officers to prisoners is for an open prison?
 
Answer: There are no minimum recommended ratios of prison officers to prisoners in open prisons. Each prison is individually risk assessed and minimum staffing levels are agreed with the Regional Custodial and Director of Offender Management.
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