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Chris Grayling: 'Prisons are not in crisis'

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has admitted that prisons in England and Wales face problems with violence, suicides and staff shortages.

But he maintained there was "not a crisis in our prisons", saying the government was meeting the challenges of a rising prison population.

It comes as the Isis Young Offenders Institution in London is criticised by inspectors in an official report.

Sima Kotecha reports.

  • 19 Aug 2014
  • From the section UK
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