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Prisons boss: Why didn’t Medway staff blow the whistle?

The outgoing Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick has told BBC Radio 5 live that he questions why staff at the under-fire Medway young offenders institution didn’t blow the whistle about the alleged abuse that was going on.

Several people have been sacked and four people arrested on suspicion of child neglect, following the investigation by the BBC's Panorama programme.

Nick Hardwick told Peter Allen that blowing the whistle "takes courage and is very difficult". But he said that one of the sad things about the alleged abuse is that, for the young people involved, it "reflects a lot of their lives up until now".

This clip is originally from 5 live Daily on Thursday 15 January 2016.

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