from The Conversation
– this post authored by Anastasia Chamberlen, University of Warwick
Tensions are rising in English prisons. In early November, a riot at HMP Bedford involved hundreds of prisoners, and followed a range of violent assaults and disturbances earlier this year. A couple of days later, two prisoners escaped from HMP Pentonville. Over 10,000 prison officers then announced plans to strike over deteriorating health and safety conditions in prisons – although their walkout was stopped by a court order.