Letter: Chaos in prison service education

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The Independent Online
Sir: I am writing in response to an article ('Prisoners find that all their world's a stage', 18 January), but my response could be to any number of articles over the past months.

As a serving prison officer I find it very hard to read articles (good ones at that) about prisons, involving prisoners etc, that still use a term last used officially in the 1920s: the term is 'warder'. Maybe it is not intended to be derogatory but it is just like calling the Flying Squad the Bow Street Runners.

Yours faithfully,

D. WANSTALL

Sheerness, Kent

18 January

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