Prisoner gets compensation for late delivery of paper

Prisoner gets compensation for late delivery of paper
Published: 2013 February 25 10:15:34 (3511 Views)

A prisoner at Frankland, one of Britain's top security prisons, was compensated because his newspaper was delivered late.

The inmate claimed he was being 'targeted' as other convicts got their papers on time. 

His was one of more than 6,000 grievances logged at the jail over a 12-month period, the most complaints lodged at any prison in the country.

But the vast majority dealt with by the Prison and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) were rejected, with only 130 upheld.

The Prison Officers Association (PoA) said many involved paedophiles, murderers and rapists moaning about not being called "Mr" or "Sir" by staff.

Another Frankland inmate lodged a complaint because he was too late to collect his lunch. He arrived at a canteen after it had closed but claimed he was being bullied.

The PPO ruled there was a clash between lunch and exercise time, but the inmate was not compensated.

The prisoner who complained about his late newspaper delivery is said to have received around £100 in compensation. 

The PoA blasted the 'complete waste of tax payers' money' spent investigating thousands of 'frivolous complaints' every year. - Mirror
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