In the Media

Youth jail 'ignored inspector's warning'

PUBLISHED December 17, 2004

The Prison Service failed to promptly respond to the "wholly dismal conditions" at the youth jail where an Asian teenager was murdered by his white racist cellmate, a public inquiry heard today.

Only after receiving two damning inspection reports about Feltham young offenders' institution, west London, did the Prison Service accept the jail was a problem, according to its former governor, Niall Clifford.