Prison officers who have let inmates escape from jail have managed to keep their jobs, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Mirror report:

A staggering 1,800 prison officers have kept their jobs despite committing sex assaults, trafficking, violence… and even letting prisoners escape.

And incredibly 87 bent warders are still in work after being convicted of a crime.

Just 478 of 2,300 guards found guilty of bad behaviour since 2010 were sacked.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.