G4S and Serco still being paid millions for tagging

The Ministry of Justice is continuing to pay controversial security firms G4S and Serco millions of pounds a month for electronic tagging, more than a year after both companies were supposedly banned from delivering such work. The revelation comes following an analysis of Ministry of Justice...

25 June 2015

Youth offending teams boycott G4S secure training centre

Youth offending teams (YOTs) are refusing to send young people to Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre following a damning Ofsted inspection report which revealed gross misconduct by staff at the facility, Children and Young People Now ...

11 June 2015

G4S: getting away with fraud, torture, and arbitrary detention?

The chair of the public accounts committee, Margaret Hodge, has lambasted the government for allowing G4S and Serco to bid for outsourcing contracts whilst under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and the City of London over overcharging for services provided to the Ministry of Justice,...

9 September 2014

Oakwood prison 'on the verge of disaster'

Prisoners are being left unfed, drugs are openly being smoked and the regime is chaotic at G4S-run Oakwood prison, according to a letter by 'a concerned relative' in the June edition of the prisoners newspaper ...

5 June 2014

Government opens door to new G4S bids

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, has announced that the 'corporate renewal plan' embarked on by private security firm G4S 'represents the right direction of travel' to meet...

10 April 2014

The great criminal justice contracts monopoly

'Government spends £187 billion on goods and services with third parties each year, around half of which is estimated to be on contracted out services'. So claims a report by the...

Richard Garside
17 March 2014