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Meet G4S, Government’s untouchable friend

[D]isturbing revelations about the final fatal journey of Angolan Jimmy Mubenga in the care of Home Office contractor G4S have sent a chill through migrant networks. The name resonates. At G4S-run Tinsley House last October a 10 year old asylum-seeker…forcibly arrested and locked up...got predictably distressed and tried to strangle herself…[I]n March, a report…into allegations of abuse by G4S and other contractors found, ‘inadequate management of the use of force by the private sector companies’...[A] G4S manager was sentenced to a 40 week suspended jail term for assaulting a 13 year old in his care...Inspector of Prisons...reported...that [at G4S-run HMP Wolds prison]: ‘violence reduction arrangements were weak, suicide prevention work was variable...adjudications were poorly conducted’...Despite its patchy record, G4S roars ahead with taking over even more core public services...