Screws slam new ‘Teletubbies’ uniform designed to not intimidate younger cons
Warders are saying ‘Eh-no’ to new ‘Teletubbie’ fashion uniforms designed to be much less horrifying to younger cons.
Officers suppose their bosses have gone Dipsy with the plan to make them put on brightly colored blue and inexperienced outfits. The Prison Service says the brand new fashion clothes will calm children locked up by the Youth Custody Service.
It holds the youngest convicted criminals, together with killers, ranging in age as much as 18-years-old. The plan is to swap the standard black and white apparel as a result of it’s thought of too ‘intimidating.’
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A supply informed the Daily Star Sunday: “They intend to introduce a ‘softer uniform’ in the belief that the black and white outfit is too intimidating for the little darlings.” Under the proposal, officers select between an all blue or an emerald inexperienced polo shirt, fleece and jacket.
They go on prime of basic black trousers. The proposal’s have been outlined in a questionnaire to YCS workers.
And it’s gone down like a giant Po.
One serving officer stated: “I’m all for modernisation, but I felt like Dipsy when I saw the green uniform. Colleagues were laughing and telling each other they would be dubbed Tinky-Winky if they wore the blue outfit inside the jail.
“It just feels a bit woke for all the wrong reasons and I believe sends out the wrong message to our inmates. First and foremost, it’s secure accommodation and the young people are there for a reason.”
A photograph of the deliberate outfits reveals workers posing in opposition to a background wall painted with a cartoon determine mural.
The questionnaire asks YCS employees to charge every garment. For the polo shirt it says: “Is the fabric fit for purpose?”
Assessing the ‘softshell fleece’, it asks: “Does the product integrate properly with the layers and the other uniform items?”
And for the jacket, it states: “Does the product hinder movement or cause discomfort when walking and running?”
It continues: “Do you like the Royal Blue? Do you like the Kelly Green?”
Then concludes: “Which colour do you think would work best within the YCS estate?”
Mick Pimlett of the Prison Officers Association stated scarce assets would finest be allotted to coping with violence.
He stated: “We imagine that it’s a disciplined service and YCS must be concentrating on lowering violence in that property. This is solely beauty and it’s unlikely the associated fee will lead to any noticeable enchancment for employees or younger youngsters below their care.
The YCS offers with youngsters below 18. Those aged as much as 15 can be despatched to a safe residence with older youths held in a younger offenders institute.
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