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Questions from a police officer

Post by jjmm06 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:07 am

Hi

Im a police officer and recently dealt with a suicide at a prison. I was speaking to a prison officer and couldn't believe what I was hearing about the easy conditions for prisoners. A lay visitor also attended (who was a w@nker)

Could you please confirm a couple of points as myself and colleagues are completely shocked by them

- Do you really have to call the prisoners Mr XXXX but they can call you by your first name?
- There are very well equipped gyms that are better then private gyms
- Does a prisoner really get to see a doctor an hour after requesting one? Is there a stack of writing and justification if it takes longer?
- Do most prisons have physios and doctors on permanent standby?
- There are only about 5-7 prison officers for 250 prisoners?
- If the prisoners are locked up for too long, they complain and can sue?

The lay visitor reprimanded the officer for calling them prisoners saying it was bad for their self esteem. He also said feeding, which the visitor said made the prisoners sound like animals.

I was so shocked about how its all in favour of the prisoners, and how over worked and possibly dangerous your jobs are.

Hats off and total respect to you guys.

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Re: Questions from a police officer

Post by Demasoni » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:13 am

Yes mate,

Unfortunately it is true, Mr XXXXX is standard, however I insist on being called Guv or Mr XXXXX. Prisoners have lots of facilities, lots of amenities etc, however if they didn't due to staffing levels our job would be ten times worse, a death in custody usually upsets the jail atmosphere as well...

We can't say prisoners,mew can't say cons, inmates or anything any more... They are offenders...

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