Prison officers 'lambs to slaughter' as prison Covid infections quadruple

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Prison officers 'lambs to slaughter' as prison Covid infections quadruple

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Prison officers have told LBC they feel like "lambs to slaughter" as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in prisons in England and Wales almost quadrupled in just two months.

By the end of October 2020, a total of 1,635 cases of COVID-19 had been detected in amongst prisoners. But this figure rose by December 2020 to 6,007 - an increase of more than 267%.

LBC reporter Charlotte Lynch has heard from prison officers who are "terrified" of catching the infection at work and giving it to their families.

Craig Robson, a prison officer at HMP Durham and Prison Officers Association Branch Secretary, told LBC: "At present we have 103 staff off, either COVID positive or symptomatic [in Durham].

"Two of the things said by the staff is, 'we're being treated like cannon fodder and we're lambs to the slaughter', and we are. It's absolutely disgraceful."

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Any word on COVID vaccines for prison staff ?

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Don't be daft 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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😆😆😆

Fook the prison officers, fook the police......SAVE THE NHS

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Not even in the first 9 stages for the jab. And number 10 is "general public" 🤣🤣🤣 I find it disgusting tbh

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Absolute dog shite pal

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Local NHS has offered staff at my jail the leftovers but you have to pre register and give your contact details then they contact you at short notice. Covid is currently rife at my establishment too with cases on every wing.
:sley: Happyness is door shaped

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