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Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 July 2006, 11:43 GMT 12:43 UK
Jail keys changed after TV lapse
Feltham Young Offenders' Institution
The governor said there was no risk to the prisoners
All the locks and keys at Feltham Young Offenders' Institution have had to be replaced after security was compromised during a media visit last week.

ITN broadcast footage of a bunch of keys used at the jail in its report of a public inquiry into a racist killing.

BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Danny Shaw said showing images of keys ran the risk that people would make copies.

The cost of changing the 11,000 locks and 3,200 keys could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Feltham's Prison Governor, Andrew Cross, told BBC News: "I can confirm that the establishment is going through a process of re-locking - entailing replacing all keys and locks.

Quickly and safely

"Staff are working hard to ensure the process happens as quickly and safely as possible.

"There's no risk to the young people being held. The regime is continuing as normally as possible."

The media facility on Wednesday announced the findings of an inquiry into the racist murder of Zahid Mubarek, who died in 2000 after being beaten with a table leg in his cell at the west London prison.

An ITN spokesman said it was "looking into the matter".


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