G4S Prisons, Covid and Visits

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The Scottish Government has awarded a 5-year multi-million pound contract to G4S, to provide electronic monitoring (EM) services across Scotland.

EM requires a monitored person to wear a tag which uses Global Positioning System (GPS), Radio Frequency (RF), or Remote Alcohol Monitoring (RAM) technology, and communicates any alerts or movements back to a central monitoring centre. The technology provided by G4S will enable curfew monitoring at fixed locations for defined periods and continuous tracking using […]

Court told G4S Doctor cleared man for release who then bludgeoned 3 pensioners to death

A man with a history of psychosis did not see a mental health nurse before being released from police custody and went on to kill three pensioners, a court heard. Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, 28, had been arrested and released twice before he battered Anthony Payne, 80, with a hammer and bludgeoned 84-year-old twins Dick and Roger Carter to […]

Brook House IRC – No Evidence of Abuse Culture During Inspection

An enhanced inspection approach, involving extensive interviews, was used when inspectors returned to Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) at Gatwick nearly two years after a covert BBC film showed apparent abuse by staff, a new inspection report says. The additional interviews with detainees and staff during an inspection in May and June 2019 did […]

Home Office refused leave to appeal in prisoner abuse inquiry

The Home Office has failed in a bid to challenge a High Court ruling over the terms of an investigation into alleged abuse at a scandal-hit immigration detention centre. Two former detainees at Brook House immigration removal centre, identified only as MA and BB, successfully argued that a full independent investigation into “systemic and institutional […]

G4S should be banned from running jails say Labour

Security company G4S should be banned from running prisons after a number of failings were identified, shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon has said. The opposition frontbencher made the call during a debate on prisons and probation, as Labour called for no new contracts to be handed out to private contractors. But Justice Secretary David Gauke hit back, […]