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So, what is the burning issue facing our Prisons today? Rampant drug dealing amongst the convicts? Prisoners being able to walk out of jail, perhaps? Serious crimes being planned and then directed from prison cells? Jihad recruitment amongst the cons? Nope.

The BIG issue is…what is the correct term of address when talking to female prisoners. It’s reassuring to know that even as our penal system melts down, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Anne Owers, has found time to ponder this most  pressing issue. The even better news is that she has come up with some new suggestions while inspecting HMP Send in Surrey and now implemented, they spell the end of the term ‘girl’ or ‘girls’. The description is deemed ‘condescending’, while the use of ‘lady or ladies’ is also banned because the equivalent for male lags is gentleman or gentlemen, which is understandably little used. Yes, in future, female prisoners must be referred to as women or a woman. ‘It is best to address individual women prisoners as Miss, Mrs, Ms as appropriate and their surname.’

What can you say? The UK penal system has been liberalised, feminised, and made into one grotesque joke.

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  1. Is Anne Owers really suitable for the post she holds?

    When is she going to stand up for the staff who have to look after these dregs of society?

  2. hmmm…. Usually cons are called sunshine,could be misinterpeted among women though.
    But the number suggestion is the best.

  3. Greetings from Rhode Island!

    Unbelievable set of priorities. Here’s mine:

    1. Compulsory cold turkey for drug addicted prisoners.
    2. Compulsory reading classes for illiterate prisoners.

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