In the Media

Jail whistleblower wins £477,000

PUBLISHED July 6, 2005

A whistleblower who alleged abuse of inmates at Wakefield prison has been awarded compensation of £477,600 after winning a claim for unfair dismissal.

The amount awarded to former prison officer Carol Lingard is thought to be the highest for a public sector claim.
Mrs Lingard was treated as a "grass" after reporting claims prisoners were being bullied at the high-security jail, an employment tribunal heard.