Top Leaderboard, Site wide
September 30, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


China and Its Challenges




The Underground Girls of Kabul


Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
Ear to the Ground

Britain Probes New Year’s Day Prison Riot

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Jan 2, 2011

Two investigations are underway into a New Year’s Day prison riot in Britain after inmates went on a rampage to protest a clampdown on “illegal drinking” within the walls. Damage from fires set by the inmates was put at more than $4.5 million. —JCL

The Guardian:

Two separate investigations will be held into the New Year’s Day riot at Ford open prison where balaclava-clad inmates torched buildings in protest at a clampdown on illegal drinking.

The prisons minister, Crispin Blunt, confirmed today there would be an internal Prison Service inquiry and a police inquiry into the violence, which is estimated to have caused about £3m damage.

Twenty-three inmates have been dispersed to secure prisons across the country after accommodation blocks, a gymnasium, a mail room and recreation room with 10 newly installed pool tables were destroyed in the blaze.

Read more

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide
TAGS:


Get truth delivered to
your inbox every week.

Previous item: Spain Puts Its Butts Out

Next item: Attack of the SB1070 Clones



New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.