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Thursday, 5 August 2010

In an amazing turn around, Spoof News learns that prisoners at Yorkshire's HMP Wakefield are holding classes to teach warders to read.

A recent Government enquiry focused on the illiteracy rate of England's prison warders, many of who cannot fill in simple report forms.

In a bid to save money the Governess at HMP Wakefield decided to use unemployed prisoners, many of whom are more intelligent that their door keepers, to start teaching the warders basic literacy.

A Prison Service Spokeswoman said, "We can't afford to pay prison guards very much so in order to fill posts we cannot ask for qualifications. The most important thing is that they are able to punch and kick, and drag recalcitrant inmates to the seg. It used to be that literacy wasn't required but now with lots of reports and forms to fill in some of the warders have real difficulty. As a cost saving measure we decided to use prisoners - as we only pay them £10 a week that is a £400 cost saving over using proper teachers".

The warders are very happy, an unnamed source said that, as well as looking at the pictures in The Sun, they can now read some of the captions.

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