Nacro Chief Executive, Jacob Tas, was interviewed live on Sky News yesterday evening regarding recent protests by prison officers in disputes over safety, as well as wider issues affecting the sector. Jacob highlighted the need for greater focus on stemming the flow of people being sent to prison, with greater efforts needed to prevent reoffending, so that individuals do not keep returning to prison.
He also argued that the role of a prison officer is not only to monitor prisoners in custody but also to help ensure that they are ready to reintegrate into society, with appropriate support. He called for increased collaboration between government, third sector organisations and charities to help tackle the underlying problems that have led to the current issues and protests.
View the full interview here.