Siege at Long Lartin Prison Resolved

Prison officers were attacked with pool balls in a siege involving around 20 inmates at Long Lartin prison. Prisoners caused staff to retreat from a wing of HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire on Tuesday evening while damaging part of the building. Government officials now believe around 20 inmates are thought to have been involved. Prison […]

HMP Birmingham – Availability of Drugs Still Affecting Safety

The stability of HMP Birmingham was being adversely affected by the high volume of illicit drugs available, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Prison managers and staff were clearly committed to moving on and making progress after the disturbance last year, he added. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the […]

Four prisoners injured after riot at young offender institution

Four prisoners have been injured in an incident at a young offenders prison in Staffordshire. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said specially trained officers were sent in to deal with “an incident of indiscipline” at HMP & YOI Swinfen Hall near Lichfield. The disturbance involved a single wing of the jail. During the fracas four […]

High Down ‘Mutineers’ in the dock

Eleven men standing trial for mutiny at High Down prison felt “banged-up like kippers” as a result of austerity measures introduced by the Government last year. The young men, who were all inmates at the Banstead prison last October, sat together in the dock at Blackfriars Crown Court today. They are charged with taking part […]

Inmates ‘take over wing’ at Northumberland prison

More than 50 inmates reportedly took over part of a prison wing. The incident broke out at HMP Northumberland in Morpeth at around 7.30pm yesterday. Officials at the prison confirmed a “disturbance” had taken place, but dismissed as “speculation” the suggestion of a stand-off between inmates and guards, and there were no reports of any […]

‘Tornado’ Prison Officers Allege Oakwood Riot Cover-up

Britain’s biggest privately-run jail downplayed a ‘full scale riot’ which saw inmates take over an entire wing and booby-trap the doorways, a prison officer has claimed – causing one commentator to say that if true G4S should lose all their prison contracts. Prisoners were in a nine-hour stand-off with guards earlier this month at the […]