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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Altcourse Prison more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to increase prisoner safety at HM Prison Altcourse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government does not tolerate violence of any kind within the prison estate, and prisoner safety is treated extremely seriously. Tackling violence in prisons is a priority for this Government, and steps are being taken to manage levels of violence within a complex and challenging prison population. We will be issuing new guidance to public sector and contracted prison providers on managing violence early next year.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The recently announced joint national protocol between National Offender Management Service (NOMS), the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on the appropriate handling of crimes in prison strengthens existing policy and requirements on the reporting of serious assaults or other serious crime occurring in custody so that this type of crime can be targeted. The protocol will be published before the end of the financial year following final consultation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>G4S, who manage HMP Altcourse, are preparing an action plan to address any strategic weaknesses, to be overseen by Phil Wheatley, formerly Director General of NOMS. They are in the process of revising HMP Altcourse’s local Incentive and Earned Privilege (IEP), Violence Reduction and Safer Custody strategies. They are also arranging for the provision of additional resources to support local management in security and residential functions.</p><p> </p><p>NOMS regularly carries out operational audits and assessments of all aspects of prisoner safety at all prisons and will continue to monitor HMP Altcourse’s progress closely.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this