Two prison officers go to A&E every day following inmate attacks, figures show
Prisoners throwing urine and excrement over staff to repay debt or to humiliate them amid soaring levels of violence in jails
According to a report in The Independent an average of two prison officers need to go to A&E every day after being attacked by inmates, new figures show, amid soaring levels of violence in jails and mounting pressures on staff.
Official data from operations reports, released by the Prison Officers’ Association (POA), shows 15 members of staff across jails in England and Wales went to A&E or were rushed straight to hospital last week following prisoner assaults. A further 18 were victims of unprovoked assaults which didn’t lead to serious injuries.