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Prisoners at Scots jail kept in cells on Christmas day and given banana for breakfast amid Covid staffing crisis

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A Covid staffing crisis at a privately run jail saw prisoners given bananas in their cells for their Christmas Day breakfast.

The outbreak at Addiewell prison, in West Lothian, has left the Sodexo-run facility so short-staffed inmates are being kept locked up in their rooms for up to 23 hours a day.

A prison source said a “significant number” of officers are self-isolating due to the virus and are off work. The source added: “On Christmas Day, the prisoners were given a banana for breakfast and were not allowed out of their cells. “On Boxing Day they were still locked up and food was brought to them in boxes.

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