Category Archives: Riots

Oakwood Incident Resolved

An incident lasting more than five hours at the country’s largest prison has been resolved, security firm G4S has said. The trouble broke out on a wing at HMP Oakwood in Featherstone, near Wolverhampton, yesterday evening, but the operator of the privately-run prison would not give any further details. The incident was contained by staff before being… Continue Reading

Roof-Top Protest At Under-Fire Private Prison

Prisoners have made it on to the roof at a privately run jail in the West Midlands only recently criticised by inspectors for its poor safety levels – causing experts to repeat their calls for the management of the prison to be removed from private prisons company G4S. Three male inmates are on the roof… Continue Reading

Legal Aid Cuts Threaten ‘World Renown’ British Justice System – and riots in our jails

Government plans to overhaul legal aid threaten to destroy the “world-renowned” British justice system, barristers have told ministers – and prison experts have said the measures threaten such a level of national unrest inside our jails that they could eventually cost far more than any potential savings would ever hope to save. The Bar Council,… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE! Full Sutton Prisoner in Critical Condition After Throat Slashed

A prisoner at Full Sutton maximum security prison near York is in a critical condition after another prisoner slashed his throat with a knife. Mark Leech, editor of Converse the national newspaper for prisoners in England and Wales said: “Converse sources at the jail told the newspaper that the whole prison had gone into lock… Continue Reading

Jail Legal Aid Cuts ‘Could Mean Riots’

Read Converse, the national newspaper for prisoners in England and Wales Prisoners are set to be prevented from claiming legal aid to pursue complaints against the prison system, the government has announced – amid claims by jail experts that it could lead to riots inside prisons. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said taxpayers’ money was being… Continue Reading

HMP Wandsworth and London Ambulance Service severely criticised by jury at inquest concerning death of man imprisoned for stealing a gingerbread man during the London riots

A jury has severely criticised HMP Wandsworth and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) for ‘failures within the systems and the consequent delays’ which meant not enough was done to attempt to save the life of a man detained during the 2011 Croydon riots for stealing from a bakery. James Best, 37, was being held on… Continue Reading