In the Media

'No-one wanted' top UK jails post

PUBLISHED February 9, 2005

The former director general of the Prison Service only got the job because no-one else wanted it, an inquiry has heard.

Martin Narey said he inherited prisons which were a "nightmare" in the run-up to the murder of inmate Zahid Mubarek.
Mr Narey told the inquiry into the death that head-hunters could not find anyone else to fill the prisons post