Prison officer 'fears for staff' at riot-hit Erlestoke


A former prison officer at a riot-hit jail says he fears for the young, inexperienced staff still working there.Keith Conway said he took early retirement from Wiltshire's HMP Erlestoke in 2016 because he and his colleagues feared for their safety.The government "needs to start getting discipline back into prisons", he said.The Prison Service says it is taking "decisive action" to tackle the jail's "long-standing challenges".A lack of experienced staff, which "remained a concern", contributed to violence at the Category C prison near Devizes in 2016, a report following the disturbance found.