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Liberal criteria for recruiting prison staff, Lynn News letters


By Lynn News Reporter


This is through the belief that criminals are joining the Prison Service with a sole objective of procuring a supply of drugs to prisoners. This is an inevitability given the modern liberal criteria for recruitment.

Speaking from 32 years experience in the service I can shed light on the problem.

When I joined nobody with a criminal record no matter how minor would have been considered for employment. All applicants would have been strictly vetted as far back as school days and criminology from other members of family would have debarred consideration on grounds of third party pressures and temptations. The service then was substantially less susceptible to the syndromes which beset it today.

Prison.
Prison.

Some years ago the threshold for high standard recruitment was dropped enabling applications from people with criminal records. Not only that but the entrance exam was replaced with a selection process which merely considered a simplistic role play, tokenism, and representation from all equalities and diversities. The crows have come home to roost on the liberalism of Her Majesty’s Prisons with ideology trumping common sense.

The Prisons Minister Rory Stewart MP stated in August that he would resign in a year if he failed to reduce drugs and violence in ten target jails, with a modest ten million pounds injection. He could save himself a lot of pain and go unnoticed now with the rhetoric “We can’t get the staff anymore”.

David Fleming

Downham



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