‘Bernard,’ a prison guard who requested anonymity, says:

“Before, every morning, I was afraid to discover a guy hanging in his cell. You know what I’m dreading today? To be slaughtered, stripped, stabbed in the back. In the name of Islam and ISIS. Every day, while I am on my way to work, this fear gnaws at my belly”

“What the guards are communicating is their feeling of abandonment,” writes Le Monde.

Punches in the face, sprains, dislocations: Anthony, a supervisor at the Baumettes prison in Marseille, claims to have suffered four physical attacks in the last three years. Each time, he filed complaints, but all of them, were classified by the prosecutor. “We are asking for manpower, that is true,” he said, “but also for judges to do their jobs because physical violence is becoming more and more common.”