G4S failure should not be surprising

Dear Sir, — The chief inspector of prisons, Peter Clarke, uncovered “appalling” squalor and violence at Her Majesty’s Prison in Birmingham. G4S was awarded a 15-year contract in 2011 to operate Birmingham Prison.
Mr Clarke was astounded by the deterioration of the prison since the last inspection in February, 2017 and stated that there had been an, “abject failure of contract management and delivery”. 

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