Prisoners now control Belmarsh
GUARDS at top security Belmarsh jail have been told to call inmates by their first names and back off in violent situations to create a "cosy, friendly atmosphere".
Previously, officers could restrain an inmate if they believed it would prevent a fight, if they refused to go to their cell, or for their own safety.
The source explained: "A prisoner may create absolute hell and come up into officers' faces and act in a threatening manner. Usually officers would restrain them using minimum force and put them in their cell. Now officers have to simply walk away.
"If that figure goes down it will look like Belmarsh is under control and all of the prisoners are behaving themselves."
It’s nice to see that the prisoners are in control of the prison.
It seems to me that the governor is only doing it to manipulate the figures. Why does he have to reports these C&Rs anyway? What useful purpose could they serve? There is no need. Get rid of the paperwork and you save money too.