Lags moan at prison guards talking loudly during mass
PRISON wardens have been ordered to keep quiet during religious services, after inmates at one jail complained that they kept interrupting prayers.
Convicts at HMP Wymott have repeatedly griped about “noisy guards” chatting on their two-way radios in the facility’s chapel, mosque and multi-faith rooms.
An Independent Monitoring Board report found guards at the jail do not use earpieces on their radios, so talk loudly on the devices. It states: “There has been a persistent problem…there is still a need to ensure officers do not disturb services.” The prison, in Lancashire, is home to more than 400 Christians, nearly 100 Muslims, 30 Buddhists and a small number of Jews, Sikhs and Hindus. Just 330 of 1,150 lags said they did not attend religious services.
PROBLEMS HMP Wymott