Prisons to breathalyse all staff

The
Prison Service is set to breath test all staff in a bid to ensure they are not
drunk while on duty.

The
plan, disclosed in the Prisons Handbook, will apply to all 45,000 staff in
England and Wales and is the first time compulsory workplace tests have been
imposed outside the transport sector.

It
is a disciplinary offence to be drunk on duty.

Phil
Wheatley, director-general of the Prison Service, said: "The definition of
fit for duty will be the same used for determining if one may legally drive a
car."

By Michael Millar

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