Prisoners without pudding after equipment malfunction causes 1000 icecreams to melt

Spice is regularly smoked through vapes as an alternative to tobacco (banned since March 2018). Drugs dogs regularly detect Spice impregnated in letters posted in.Violence had increased by over 50 per cent since 2017. Officers and prisoners were frequently assaulted: in March 2019 four officers and around 40 prisoners were assaulted each week.A Prison Service spokeswoman said a new management team had made “significant improvements” since the inspection, including a new drugs strategy combining more cell searches with better addiction treatment, more money to refurbish cells, and action on violence. Prisoners at one of UK’s most rundown jails have been left without hot puddings and ice cream after equipment broke.Two big kitchen mixers have been broken for two years at Pentonville which meant there were no hot puddings for inmates,  says the jail’s Independent Monitoring Board report. And 1,000 tubs of ice cream melted when two freezers at Pentonville prison broke in NovemberThe report painted a stark picture of an ageing and poorly maintained prison fabric. After an escape and murder at Pentonville prison in 2016, 800 cells needed either window or grille replaced but only 480 had been completed by March 2019Heating failure in some areas of Pentonville prison for days at a time, while infestations of vermin, masses of cockroaches, and fleas or pigeon mites in an industrial cleaning workshop.Staff corruption resulted in several arrests for trafficking contraband but a Victorian era main gate made it impossible to install a full body scanner. Nor was there space for all staff to have a locker to store their belongings, said the report.Improvised weapons are found on an almost daily basis. Mobile phones from the tiniest Zanco brand to a regular sized smart phone are routinely found, smuggled in by prisoners, their visitors or staff. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Siemens power and automation equipment for Hudbay Constancia

first_imgHudbay SAC Peru, a subsidiary of Canadian Hudbay Minerals, has ordered technical equipment from Siemens for the power supply and integrated automation at its Constancia copper mine in Peru. The order also includes preassembled power distribution units (E-houses), fully equipped transformer substations with high voltage and medium voltage switchgear, diesel generators, capacitor banks and transformers.Constancia is situated in the Andes at an altitude of 4,300 m, about 100 km south of the city of Cusco. The mine is owned and managed by Hudbay Minerals, which was founded in 1927 and specializes in the mining of copper, zinc, gold and silver. In Peru, Hudbay is installing new plant and infrastructure equipment for cost-efficient exploitation of the mine. Excavation of copper ore is due to start in 2014.Siemens is to provide a complete solution (E-EPC) for the medium and low voltage power supply at Constancia copper mine including twelve E-houses. E-houses are equipped with a customised power distribution system at medium and low voltage level, and are assembled complete in individual modules and pretested prior to transport to the installation point. Thanks to their high degree of prefabrication, they can then be erected and put into operation within a short time with no risk of deadline overrun. The delivery package also includes two office containers as well as a permanently installed transformer house with medium voltage switchgear, three diesel generator sets, and six capacitor banks systems with the accompanying distribution transformers. Siemens will also deliver and install a complete high voltage transformer substation for connecting the mine to the grid. The order for Siemens included also the medium and low voltage drives and automation system.Siemens stated that for Hudbay, “the key factors behind its decision were Siemens’ many years of experience from similar projects in Peru, project support, delivery of all products and services from a single source, and the knowledge of the trade.”last_img read more

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