Monday, 21 November 2016


A disturbance erupts at the Category C prison - where former England footballer Adam Johnson is reportedly serving his sentence.


The violence erupted on Sunday night at HMP Moorland in South Yorkshire
Image Caption:The violence erupted on Sunday night at HMP Moorland in South Yorkshire
Specially-trained staff took several hours to regain control of a Yorkshire prison after violence that left one inmate injured.
The disturbance at HMP Moorland began on Sunday evening and was described by the Prison Service as an "isolated incident" between a "small number" of inmates at the jail near Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
The prison, described by HM Inspectorate of Prisons as having "high" levels of violence, was not brought under control again until around 1.30am on Monday.

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A Prison Service spokeswoman said that no staff were hurt and added: "We are absolutely clear that prisoners who behave in this way will be punished and could spend significantly longer behind bars".
The Category C prison holds around 1,000 inmates, reportedly including Adam Johnson, the former England footballer serving a six-year jail term for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
The Prison Service would not confirm whether Johnson was involved in the incident.

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It comes at a bad time for the Prison Service, with staff walking out over health and safety concerns just days ago.
That action was launched mid-negotiations between Justice Secretary Liz Truss and the Prison Officers' Association over safety in jails.
Her plans for reform include putting an extra 2,500 guards in prisons and introducing no fly zones over jails so that drones cannot drop contraband items.
However, high-profile incidents including the stabbing to death of a prisoner at Pentonville in north London last month and a riot at HMP Bedford have left some believing the service is in crisis and the reforms do not go far enough.