It seems like only the day before yesterday that we were tut-tutting over those nasty Nottinghamshire rozzers, dissing their clients in a most unprofessional manner.
Now the hideous virus is spreading to Yorkshire.
Prison officers at Leeds Jail have been criticised by the Chief Inspector of Prisons for describing inmates as "cons" and "bodies".
This is just awful. I feel as if society's falling apart. No respect at all for "some of the most abused and brutalised people in our society" (© J. Hari 2004). It's political incorrectness gone mad.
A little ray of light in the gloom, though. As the Englishman reports, HMP Woodhill is at least attempting to meet prisoners needs adequately.