London Prisons

Assaults in London male prisons have gone up by 30% over the past four years according to the outcome of a recent freedom of information request to the Ministry of Justice.

Pentonville and Brixton prisons were amongst those included in the study.

In contrast assaults reported in female prisons fell by approximately 40 incidents, approximately 10%.

A reform group has blamed the decrease in prison officers whereas the government released a statement attributing the increase in prisoners to the rise in reported assaults.

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