Gartree Prison Officers Join National Walk-Out

Written by on 14th September 2018

A protest by over 200 Prison Officers at HMP Gartree over violence and safety concerns have been called off.

They joined thousands of colleagues across England and Wales, walking out at 7am.

Their union says it’s had “constructive” talks with the government – which described the action as unlawful.

Attacks on guards at Gartree have doubled in the past year – with 53 reported and violent incidents increased from 87 to 134.

Gartree Prison


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