Category Archives: Prison

Winson Green prison: Riot breaks out after smoking ban

Riots have broken out at Winson Green prison in Birmingham run by the scumbag security global firm G4S, with reports of ‘one wing lost’. Tornado teams (anti-riot units) were sent in to repress the riot which began at around 3.30pm, … Continue reading

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Riots at Featherstone & Haverigg prisons

On 29th August two prisons ended up in chaos during several hours of rioting by prisoners. At HMP Featherstone in Staffordshire, prisoners tried to get a prison wide riot going when they set fires on their wing. Fires were previously … Continue reading

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HMP Isle of Wight: Prisoners in 13 hour roof stand-off

Two prisoners at Isle of Wight prison managed to climb on top of the roof of their wing in Newport on Tuesday in the middle of the day. The stand-off lasted more than 13 hours with the prisoners protesting at … Continue reading

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(UPDATE) The Mount prison breaks out in riot again & now Erlestoke too

The Mount prison has broken out in riot again for a second day after another riot at the prison ended yesterday when riot cops were sent in. The latest disorder which ended 5pm today occurred when prisoners with weapons took … Continue reading

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‘The Mount’ prison: Riot cops raid two wings during riot

Hundreds of prisoners at HMP The Mount, Hertfordshire, have had screws and cops on the run last night after they rioted, taking over two wings in the prison just a week after another riot at HMP Newell. ‘Tornado’ riot squads … Continue reading

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Newell prison: Riot breaks out on wing after prisoners refuse screws orders

The riot squads were sent into HMP Newell, near Redditch, Worcestershire, last Saturday night (22 July) to control an outbreak of disorder that took over one wing and in which one screw was injured. Men shouting and swearing, as well … Continue reading

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Cardiff prison: Makeshift bomb made by inmates

Four prisoners have been arrested after an explosive device was discovered at a prison in Cardiff, Wales. A plastic bottle containing a highly unstable liquid erupted and slid across the floor. The bomb was made from tea/coffee whiteners from the … Continue reading

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Call out – International Week of Solidarity to Anarchist Prisoners, August 23-30 – 2017

From: 325 International solidarity week for anarchist prisoners This year, the International solidarity week for anarchist prisoners will be spent for the fifth time in 23rd to 30th August and we come stronger than ever! Some political prisoners are already … Continue reading

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John Bowden: Post-tariff life sentence prisoners, the Parole Board and my continued incarceration

From: Act For Freedom Now! There is currently a massive population of “post-tariff” life sentence prisoners over-crowding British Prisons. Lifers who remain detained long beyond the time originally recommended by the judiciary or secretary of state, which includes prisoners sentenced … Continue reading

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Drake Hall prison: Smoking ban causes riot

A ban on smoking in prisons is slowly being introduced across prison island, with several of them already banning it outright. Others are planning to be smoke-free by September. Prisoners at Drake Hall women’s prison decided enough is enough when … Continue reading

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