He said: "It is nothing short of a national disgrace that over the years so many have had to endure the conditions resulting from the constant mismatch created between the finite number of cells available and a burgeoning prison population ... "
The prison inspector hinted that more bail beds, supervised attendance orders, and community service orders, would ease the problem at the prison
But governor Roger Houchin said the report "misrepresented and ignored the facts". He argued: "I am not prepared ... simply to let go unchallenged a degree of licence with the facts that misrepresents the considerable achievements of my staff in delivering a quality of service of which they and the public can be proud."Reuse content