Prison – Nottingham

11 years for cutting a Prison Officer’s throat

A violent criminal with a history of carrying knives has been jailed for 11 years after cutting a prison officer’s throat with a razor blade in a random attack. Michael McKenna, who fantasised about stabbing people whom he thought had “done wrong”, wounded Michael Dye a day after arriving at troubled prison HMP Nottingham. Nottingham Crown Court heard the […]

A prisoner who died at HMP Nottingham had a history of self-harm

A prisoner who died at HMP Nottingham had a history of self-harm and had already attempted to take his own life in police custody, an inquest has heard. Shane Stroughton, who was the first of five inmates to die at the jail in the space of a month, was found hanged in his cell in […]

Inmate charged over razor attack on prison officer

A 25-year old prison inmate has been charged with grievous bodily harm after an officer had his throat cut. Michael McKenna, of HMP Nottingham, is accused of attacking a 23-year-old member of staff at the jail on Sunday. He has been charged with grievous bodily harm, attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm and a racially aggravated public […]

PPO Confirms Concerns Raised By Inspection of HMP Nottingham

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, who investigates deaths and complaints in prisons, echoed the findings of the Chief Inspector of Prisons’ report of an inspection at HMP Nottingham. The Acting PPO, Elizabeth Moody, said: “It is highly troubling that HMP Nottingham has a history of failing to implement recommendations from our investigations into deaths at […]

HMP NOTTINGHAM – Still not safe despite some progress

There was still too much serious violence and disorder at HMP Nottingham despite staff working hard to address this, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an announced inspection of the local prison. HMP Nottingham holds just over 1,000 adult and young adult male prisoners. It was constructed in […]