Sunday, October 29, 2006

Goings on at Belmarsh Prison

Two stories today from Belmarsh Prison. The first, from The Observer, is that one of the terror suspects who escaped while under a control order was released without tagging. Normally, prisoners released under control orders are electronically tagged, but this man wasn't. Apparently he didn't present a risk.

The Sunday Mirror is reporting that the budget at Belmarsh prison is to be slashed by £500,000. It means that the number of officers trained to spot radicalisation inside the prison will be cut from 24 to just 10. Remember, this is the same prison that was having serious problems with Islamists recruiting inside it.