Prisoners 'self-isolating' in cells out of fear

Prisoners are choosing to be locked in their cell for 24 hours a day rather than face violence from fellow prisoners outside it, according to an inspection of HMP Featherstone in the West Midlands.

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke tells the Today programme this is something seen "all too often", usually as a result of the debt, bullying and violence surrounding drugs.

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