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HMP Birmingham

The Ministry of Justice has today announced that it will step-in and temporarily take over the management of HMP Birmingham by appointing a new Governor and providing additional resources for a period of six months.
UK Care and Justice Services - prisons

Jerry Petherick, Managing Director of G4S Custody & Detention Services, said:

“HMP Birmingham is an inner-city remand prison which faces exceptional challenges including increasingly high levels of prisoner violence towards staff and fellow prisoners. 

The well-being and safety of prisoners and prison staff is our key priority and we welcome the six month step-in and the opportunity to work with the Ministry of Justice to urgently address the issues faced at the prison.”