Friday, May 19, 2006

Crime pays

Prisoners aren't as tough as they used to be. They have received compensation payouts totalling £3.5m in 2005/6 for miscellaneous injury!

Personal injury can cover a multitude of sins: slipping or falling down stairs, a chair collapsing, falling off a ladder or through a ceiling. We even had one prisoner that had his finger bitten off by a horse - Derek Ramsden, head of the Prison Service's operational litigation unit.

How does any prisoner manage to get access to a set of ladders or fall through a ceiling? Were they trying to escape over a wall!?!

How much compensation was paid to the prisoners' victims? £10?

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