David Lammy – 2021 Comments on Prison Safety

The comments made by David Lammy, the Shadow Justice Secretary, on 2 June 2021.

Conservative mismanagement has left our prisons overcrowded and understaffed, making them hotbeds for reoffending.

The Government’s insulting treatment of prison workers is now impacting their mental health. This is putting public safety further at risk.

It is time for ministers to treat prison staff and other key workers in the justice system with the respect they deserve.