Bullwood prison criticised for handling of foreign inmates

Southend Standard: Bullwood prison criticised for handling of foreign inmates Bullwood prison criticised for handling of foreign inmates

A FORMER prison has come under fire for letting out foreign criminals with little or no effort to reform them – because officials wrongly assumed they will be deported.

A highly critical report by prison and probation inspectors found jails across England and Wales helped inmates get a house, benefits or employment when they were released, but little was done to help them turn away from a life of crime.

The problem was worst in prisons holding foreign nationals, said the report, because it was presumed inmates would be deported during or after their sentence.

However, many could not be kicked out, meaning they were freed without a proper assessment of how dangerous they were.

Bullwood Hall, in Hockley, which was closed in January, had let out 78 prisoners six months before the inspection. It was heavily criticised for failures to “assess and manage the risk of harm to others”.

Justice minister Jeremy Wright said: “We had identified the management of offenders in custody needed to be improved and we have already begun that vital work.

We are also reforming the system to ensure help is available for those leaving prison.”

The report said: “Significant numbers of prisoners were being released into UK communities with little or no preparation.”

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1:08pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

Well that's mass, uncontrolled immigration for you. Things will continue to deteriorate till somebody has the balls to put a stop to it.

First of all though, the hysterical race card waving hand wringers of the PC left must be shut up and I think over the next two years, the people of this country will finally wake up and make themselves heard.
Well that's mass, uncontrolled immigration for you. Things will continue to deteriorate till somebody has the balls to put a stop to it. First of all though, the hysterical race card waving hand wringers of the PC left must be shut up and I think over the next two years, the people of this country will finally wake up and make themselves heard. Kim Gandy

1:47pm Fri 20 Dec 13

billericay boy says...

That's not news it's always been known. I think it's about time the government ask us British what we want for the future of our country and not them telling us what they want us to do.
That's not news it's always been known. I think it's about time the government ask us British what we want for the future of our country and not them telling us what they want us to do. billericay boy

2:04pm Fri 20 Dec 13

rayleigh123 says...

billericay boy wrote:
That's not news it's always been known. I think it's about time the government ask us British what we want for the future of our country and not them telling us what they want us to do.
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Hear Hear, i believe if UKIP field candidates in each UK constituency at the next general elections you may see the traditional blue and red political map change drasticly.



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[quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: That's not news it's always been known. I think it's about time the government ask us British what we want for the future of our country and not them telling us what they want us to do.[/p][/quote]. Hear Hear, i believe if UKIP field candidates in each UK constituency at the next general elections you may see the traditional blue and red political map change drasticly. .. . . rayleigh123

2:24pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Don't criticise the prison, try the Government, for letting them in, in the first instance.... Doh
Don't criticise the prison, try the Government, for letting them in, in the first instance.... Doh Nowthatsworthknowing

5:52pm Fri 20 Dec 13

pembury53 says...

utterly depressing, and kim is right, you aint seen nothing yet.......... mass immigration is without doubt the greatest crime ever perpetrated against the people of this country by the ruling elite......... i will gladly vote UKIP but fear the damage has already been done, and the seeds are sown for a terminal decline......
utterly depressing, and kim is right, you aint seen nothing yet.......... mass immigration is without doubt the greatest crime ever perpetrated against the people of this country by the ruling elite......... i will gladly vote UKIP but fear the damage has already been done, and the seeds are sown for a terminal decline...... pembury53

7:03pm Fri 20 Dec 13

whataday says...

There should be no question they should have been deported immediately on release from prison. About time law abiding citizens started shouting and raging about our Human Rights
There should be no question they should have been deported immediately on release from prison. About time law abiding citizens started shouting and raging about our Human Rights whataday

8:23pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Nebs says...

We shouldn't be closing prisons, we need more of them.
We shouldn't be closing prisons, we need more of them. Nebs

8:23pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Lastlaugh,,. says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Well that's mass, uncontrolled immigration for you. Things will continue to deteriorate till somebody has the balls to put a stop to it.

First of all though, the hysterical race card waving hand wringers of the PC left must be shut up and I think over the next two years, the people of this country will finally wake up and make themselves heard.
You mean..gulp...right-w
ing revolution?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Well that's mass, uncontrolled immigration for you. Things will continue to deteriorate till somebody has the balls to put a stop to it. First of all though, the hysterical race card waving hand wringers of the PC left must be shut up and I think over the next two years, the people of this country will finally wake up and make themselves heard.[/p][/quote]You mean..gulp...right-w ing revolution? Lastlaugh,,.

11:23pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

pembury53 wrote:
utterly depressing, and kim is right, you aint seen nothing yet.......... mass immigration is without doubt the greatest crime ever perpetrated against the people of this country by the ruling elite......... i will gladly vote UKIP but fear the damage has already been done, and the seeds are sown for a terminal decline......
The BBC Panorama shown last week, was all about the Eastern Europeans allowed to enter the UK from Jan 2014 , without anymore than a pair of shoes, where as before, they had to have a skill, to enter legally, we all aint seen nothing yet.
With the cuts within Police budgets, it makes you realise what's possible in regards to crime, and the impending costs, costs that far out weigh the so called savings, of Policing cuts.
In this climate, the far right will gain the inevitable gains, as this country wakes up to a problem, which has only been affecting the few so far.
Decent law abiding folk, will quickly see the root of the evils, of allowing the borders to be opened to all and more, with dire consequences for this country, what ever happened to Land of Hope and Glory ?
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: utterly depressing, and kim is right, you aint seen nothing yet.......... mass immigration is without doubt the greatest crime ever perpetrated against the people of this country by the ruling elite......... i will gladly vote UKIP but fear the damage has already been done, and the seeds are sown for a terminal decline......[/p][/quote]The BBC Panorama shown last week, was all about the Eastern Europeans allowed to enter the UK from Jan 2014 , without anymore than a pair of shoes, where as before, they had to have a skill, to enter legally, we all aint seen nothing yet. With the cuts within Police budgets, it makes you realise what's possible in regards to crime, and the impending costs, costs that far out weigh the so called savings, of Policing cuts. In this climate, the far right will gain the inevitable gains, as this country wakes up to a problem, which has only been affecting the few so far. Decent law abiding folk, will quickly see the root of the evils, of allowing the borders to be opened to all and more, with dire consequences for this country, what ever happened to Land of Hope and Glory ? Nowthatsworthknowing

4:39pm Sat 21 Dec 13

pembury53 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
utterly depressing, and kim is right, you aint seen nothing yet.......... mass immigration is without doubt the greatest crime ever perpetrated against the people of this country by the ruling elite......... i will gladly vote UKIP but fear the damage has already been done, and the seeds are sown for a terminal decline......
The BBC Panorama shown last week, was all about the Eastern Europeans allowed to enter the UK from Jan 2014 , without anymore than a pair of shoes, where as before, they had to have a skill, to enter legally, we all aint seen nothing yet.
With the cuts within Police budgets, it makes you realise what's possible in regards to crime, and the impending costs, costs that far out weigh the so called savings, of Policing cuts.
In this climate, the far right will gain the inevitable gains, as this country wakes up to a problem, which has only been affecting the few so far.
Decent law abiding folk, will quickly see the root of the evils, of allowing the borders to be opened to all and more, with dire consequences for this country, what ever happened to Land of Hope and Glory ?
I saw that panorama........'ver
y good in cricklewood' ! I suppose we should be thankfull we don't live there..... and cameron's going to stop them claiming benefits for 3 months ? like that's gonna stop 'em !
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: utterly depressing, and kim is right, you aint seen nothing yet.......... mass immigration is without doubt the greatest crime ever perpetrated against the people of this country by the ruling elite......... i will gladly vote UKIP but fear the damage has already been done, and the seeds are sown for a terminal decline......[/p][/quote]The BBC Panorama shown last week, was all about the Eastern Europeans allowed to enter the UK from Jan 2014 , without anymore than a pair of shoes, where as before, they had to have a skill, to enter legally, we all aint seen nothing yet. With the cuts within Police budgets, it makes you realise what's possible in regards to crime, and the impending costs, costs that far out weigh the so called savings, of Policing cuts. In this climate, the far right will gain the inevitable gains, as this country wakes up to a problem, which has only been affecting the few so far. Decent law abiding folk, will quickly see the root of the evils, of allowing the borders to be opened to all and more, with dire consequences for this country, what ever happened to Land of Hope and Glory ?[/p][/quote]I saw that panorama........'ver y good in cricklewood' ! I suppose we should be thankfull we don't live there..... and cameron's going to stop them claiming benefits for 3 months ? like that's gonna stop 'em ! pembury53

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