Porridge with lots of cream on top.
COMPENSATION payments to prisoners have doubled in the last year to more than £4 million, while the total legal bill to the Prison Service has reached £20 million a year, The Times has learnt.
One prisoner received £2.8 million compensation after a failed suicide attempt, which is equal to the previous prison service record payout in 2002.
The payment was made in an out-of-court settlement to a prisoner who self-harmed and claimed for miscellaneous injury against the Prison Service. The service estimates that the costs alone of the case will be more than £1 million.
See - that what's happens when nobody listens to me. If the cell had been equipped with a hook in the ceiling and strong length of rope, he wouldn't have botched it and it would have saved us all a lot of money. Penny pinching by the prision authorities must stop, get the cells properly fitted out.