G4S

Comment on damning new report on G4S-run Oakhill

The controversial security company G4S should be stripped of its contract to run Oakhill secure training centre, the Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Richard Garside, said today, following a damning Ofsted report on the institution.

Richard also called for the government to close the three secure training centres – Medway, Oakhill and Rainsbrook – as part of a plan to end the imprisonment of children.

Comment on new tagging contract for G4S

Our director Richard Garside is quoted in a Guardian story this morning over the award of a £25m tagging contract to the controversial private security company, G4S.

Under the contract, the company will supply equipment for the new generation of GPS tags to monitor the movements of convicted offenders.

G4S is currently under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into allegations that it overcharged on a previous monitoring contract.

Comment on further arrests over child prison

Commenting on reports that five people have been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office at the G4S-run Medway Secure Training Centre, our Deputy Director Will McMahon said:

At an appropriate moment, the Justice Select Committee should hold the G4S board to account for how it was that children were bullied and abused in their care and why the management of Medway was so shambolic.

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