Prison – Nottingham

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 […]

Prisoner dies at Nottingham Prison

An investigation has been launched after a 29-year-old man from Derby was found dead in his prison cell. Shalane Blackwood, from Sinfin, was found unresponsive at HMP Nottingham on the morning of Wednesday, August 5. The cause of death is unknown and a file is being prepared for the coroner. Blackwood was jailed for conspiracy […]

Prison Officer has part of ear bitten off

A prison officer had part of his ear bitten off by an inmate during an attack at Nottingham Prison. Nottinghamshire Police said it was called to HMP Nottingham just before 9.30am on Wednesday to reports that an officer had been assaulted by an inmate. The officer was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment. The […]