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Overcrowded and understaffed: life in England’s crumbling prisons

27 September 2023 - 34 mins
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Rats, broken windows and overfilled cells are a daily reality for prisoners in England’s crumbling jails. Helen Pidd reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

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