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Self harm - inside a prison cell

Dr Danielle McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Leeds Trinity University, supported by co-author Dr Dominic Willmott, Research Fellow in Legal & Criminal Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, offer readers of The Custodial Review an academic insight in the rising problem of self-harm and violence in male prisons.

prison restraints and controls

Prison Officer Dave Littlefair has been teaching Control and Restraint (C&R) techniques for the last ten years. Six months ago he was appointed to the post of NW Prison Officer Entry Level Training (POELT) Co-ordinator. His daily task is to supervise the eight week training course within which he is the specialist C&R Instructor and Examiner.The course includes a gap week during which delegates return to their home posting for practical experience.