Forced repatriation staff ‘racist and unprofessional’

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Private security officers employed to remove detainees from the UK showed “a shamefully unprofessional and derogatory attitude”, using unnecessary force and racist language, according to the chief inspector of prisons.

In two reports Nick Hardwick said most guards worked sensitively but added that some had an “unacceptably unprofessional attitude”, raising concerns about how they would react if a more serious incident occurred.

The reports are based on the findings of inspectors who accompanied 104 staff escorting 35 detainees to Jamaica, and 131 escorts who were removing 53 detainees to Lagos, Nigeria, in March and April this year. The flights were chartered by the UK Border Agency and private security firm G4S provided the guards. Read More Here

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