Inquiry chair Mr Justice Keith said politicians must chose between properly funding jails or cutting numbers.
Was Stewart a disaster waiting to happen thanks to, as lawyers for the Mubarek family put it, "terminal incompetence" of the Prison Service?
"Manchester just killed me padmate. Swastika RIP OV M1CR."
There is one simple question which lies unanswered at the heart of the fatal attack on Zahid Mubarek in Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution at 3.35am on Tuesday 21 March 2000: Why was he sharing a cell with Robert Stewart when there was information within the Prison Service that Stewart was a violent and sometimes racist psychopath?
Was the teenager’s placement in that cell, accidental, negligent or, worse still, deliberate?
Comment: No comment. I am just emotionally too flooded as the answers to these questions are intuitively obvious.