In the Media

Ministers 'told' of jail violence

PUBLISHED January 7, 2005

Two home secretaries were warned of poor conditions in a prison where a racist, psychotic inmate later killed his cellmate, an inquiry has heard.

Feltham's independent monitoring board told Michael Howard and Jack Straw that violence was flourishing at the prison.
But the board's former chairwoman said ministers took no action over self-harm, overcrowding and assaults in the west London institution.