Steve Visits Altcourse Prison(September 17, 2010)
Steve visited HMP Altcourse in Fazakerley today to meet with Director John McLaughlin and the Senior Management Team. A long and informative discussion with staff was followed by a tour of the prison workshops and accommodation blocks. “It was a very useful exercise,” said Steve. “Prisons are under tremendous pressure these days and it was very interesting to see what's happening at the chalk face.” Altcourse is a privately run Category B prison which houses around 1100 young offenders and adult male prisoners.