Whether as a prison officer, a prison governor or a senior official, I have always been proud of what we stand for and proud to be a member of our Service. I have never been more proud than I am at this moment. When people look back, I hope how we responded helps to improve our prestige, and the regard in which you are all held. I will be immensely proud that everyone saw my staff and managers to be the brave and dedicated public servants you are, who in a moment of national crisis knew where their duty lay, and fulfilled that duty magnificently. Well done, and thank you for everything that you are doing.
From: Phil Copple, DG HMPS