Taxpayers' cash up in smoke

I HAVE just read of a jail riot where buildings were burnt down, including a gym room and a snooker room with 10 new pool tables. It was an open prison in West Sussex, with shops that sell booze nearby.

Only two staff and four support staff were on duty for 200 inmates when the trouble began.

Is this a way of telling us what we can do with our taxpayers' money that paid for the gym and pool tables?

A Hague, Bellbrooke Grove, Leeds

EP 15/1/11

YEP Letters: August 18