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G4S Paid Author of “Independent” Youth Prison Report as Consultant


According to an investigative report by the Guardian, a former prisons official who wrote a glowing “independent” report about the Rainsbrook Youth Offender Center had previously been paid thousands of pounds as a consultant for G4S.  Commenting on the report, Labor MP Tom Watson told the Guardian, “I condemn the deplorable conduct of G4S, who seem to be more concerned with protecting their reputation than dealing with the record of abuse at Rainsbrook.”

Sir Martin Narey, former director general of the prison service, published his report in July on Rainsbrook in which he wrote that “very challenging children” were treated “overwhelmingly well.”  In response to the Guardian’s investigation, Narey said, “Life would have been easier if I had not agreed to do this report.”

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