http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-133240/Untouchable-prison-thugs-targeting-warders.html It would appear that interfearance from ECHR have caused a few problems in our allready over filled and overstretchf prisons, at least the daily wail say so. They state that prison governors have had the right to add extra days to a lags sentence withdrawn because its an abuse of human rights. At the last prison i worked in adding extra time stopped over ten years ago and it was left to a circuit judge to do the job instead, we were told however that if a con did a serious assault we were to arrest them and get the police involved. Prison is supposed to be the punishment, loss of liberty, so i can see why some prisoners think they are untouchable, after all the only punishment they are likely to receive is a couple of weeks down the block followed by a couple of weeks on basic ( no tv or playstation, and locked up for a bit longer). There are many issues going on giving cons the impression that they can commit assaults on staff and get away with it, in this pc day and age the odds are in favour of the prisoner and they know it, senior managment have made it easy for them and twice as hard for the officers. Throw into the pc prison this echr ruling and things get worse. Prison officers are just doing a job and should not have to put up with assaults by cons who think they can get away with it. How can it be dealt with? And as for compo for cons doing extra time, what are they going to give charles bronson when he finaly gets out? Editf to say sorry for the disjointed parts of my post.