UK government takes control of crisis-hit prison run by G4S

FILE PHOTO: Prison officers attend a meeting outside Birmingham prison in central England April 1, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Staples/File photo

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has taken over the running of a major prison from contractor G4S after an inspection found that staff locked themselves in offices to avoid prisoners who were using drugs and violence with near impunity. The Ministry of Justice said on Monday it had taken back the running of HMP […]

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