NOTTINGHAM PRISON UNREST

Just reported locally that some prisoners have refused to return to their cells at HMP Nottingham. No inmates or staff hurt according to prison spokesman.
Was at Shrewsbury prison when same thing happened there on a large scale just after the major prison riots around 1990.bs
At Shrewsbury hot summers day and approx 60% of men refused to leave exercise yard. Immediate panic measures introduced. All Rule 43 inmates (vulnerable prisoners) taken by coach and under police escort to cells under Shrewsbury Crown Court for safety. At the same time mufti squads from region sent in to manage the situation.All ended peacfully, men came in in dribs and drabs leaving ringleaders on yard. They wre soon rounded up, shepherded insideand immediatly transferred to prisons in various parts of the country. No staff or inmates injured and no damage done.

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