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UK: conditions at Liverpool prison the worst ever inspected, says report

Inspectors describe ‘squalid’ state of jail including rat and cockroach infestations and damp cells with exposed wiring.

Inmates at Liverpool prison are living in the worst conditions inspectors have ever seen, with one area so dirty, infested and hazardous it could not be cleaned, according to a leaked report.

Inspectors made an unannounced visit to HMP Liverpool in September, having been told about concerns over conditions, and found there was an “abject failure … to offer a safe, decent and purposeful environment”.

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