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MoJ giving extra support in recruiting new staff for Aylesbury Prison

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5:40am 21st December 2017
(Updated 6:06am 21st December 2017)

The Justice Secretary David Lidington has said Aylesbury Prison is getting extra support from the Ministry of Justice in finding and keeping new staff.

It's after damning reports published this year from the Inspectorate of Prisons AND the Independent Monitoring Board.

Mr. Lidington (pictured below), who is also the MP for the town, said:

"Aylesbury in particular has to handle some of the most difficult young offenders anywhere in the country; you don't go to Aylesbury unless you have committed a serious sexual or violent offence. So by definition their population is a tough one.

"Aylesbury, like other places in the South East, has more recruitment and retention challenges than prisons further away from London because of the housing market and salary levels generally."

David Lidington

"The governor [at the prison] and her leadership team are impressive. I think they are very determined to make the prison safer, to take action to crackdown on violence, and drugs too, because prisons are the subject of concerted efforts by organised crime to smuggle drugs inside.

"Amidst the criticism, there's also some really good things going on in Aylesbury. There's a company called Redemption Roasters, that's got a little coffee making and barista training business inside the prison. They are giving training to prisoners there so they've got the skills that will get them a job outside the prison walls.

"That is part of success rehabilitation that reduces re-offending and further crimes in the future."

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