Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has welcomed the news that the government is to take over management of HMP Birmingham. Emma said, “Although I welcome the government’s decision to take over Birmingham prison, the question remains why has it taken them so long to start to get to grips with an appalling situation in which it seems the prisoners, rather than the prison officers, were effectively in charge.

“This is appalling and totally unacceptable. We have to question G4S’s capability to manage their prisons including Oakwood.”

August 2018