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Assaults on Prison Officers

Submitted on Thursday 22nd December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: no-action (see below for details)

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Assaults on Prison Officers

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Whilst a prison officer is carrying out their duties they have powers of a constable yet when they get assaulted the CPS often plea bargains the sentence down. Prison Officers should be afforded the same level of protection under law as a citizen in the street yet prison officers are being assaulted and cases are being dropped or given atleast a very weak sentence such as common assault

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