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Brinsford youth prison staff suspended

Brinsford Young Offenders Institution
Image caption Brinsford YOI opened in 1991 and holds people up to the age of 21

Four officers have been suspended at a young offenders institute near Wolverhampton.

The Ministry of Justice said it was investigating staff behaviour at Brinsford Young Offenders' Institute during four separate incidents.

It said unrelated incidents occurred on 28 May, 16 June, 9 July and 13 July.

Inmate safety was criticised by HM Inspectorate of Prisons in a report in June based on inspections at Brinsford in November and December.

The prison workers have been suspended on full pay.

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