Shaftesbury Mum Appeals For Priority COVID-19 Jabs For Prison Staff

The wife of a Guys Marsh prison officer is calling for prison staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a priority.

The Shaftesbury mum is especially worried both for her young family and because her husband has a respiratory health condition. The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that there have been ‘a number of positive cases’ at the prison, but they won’t reveal how many.

Guys Marsh Prison

Sarah Rigby of the Prison Officers Association says Prison Service staff should go to the front of the vaccination queue, but Sarah believes prisoners will also need priority jabs to make vaccinating in jails effective.

MP Simon Hoare tells us that he has a special relationship with the Lord Chancellor, and he’ll raise the issue.