Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Soft-shoes at top prison

Prison officers at a high security jail housing dangerous criminals are wearing slippers as they patrol at night to avoid disturbing inmates sleeping. Officers at Wakefield's maximum security prison are wearing soft-soled footwear after complaints from some prisoners at the building.

But a Prison Officers' Association spokesman
said the approach also had security benefits.
Glyn Travis said officers patrol without being heard by the inmates.

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