Justice secretary says action over jail conditions in England and Wales may worsen crisis
A mass walkout by prison officers in protest at conditions in jails in England and Wales could lead to an increase in violence rather than help address the crisis, the justice secretary, David Gauke, has said.
His comments came as the walkout, which began at 7am on Friday, was called off by the Prison Officers Association after talks with the prisons minister Rory Stewart.
Source: The Guardian
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