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Saturday, 24 December 2016
British prisons: Five major incidents in 12 months
Details of the five major incidents reported in British jails over the past year, as unrest is reported at HMP Swaleside.
Unrest at HMP Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent is the latest violent incident in British prisons.
Here are some of the incidents reported in the past 12 months.
December 16 - HMP Birmingham Hundreds of prisoners rioted, setting fires, stealing keys and trashing some areas over 12 hours. Prisoners tweeted photographs of themselves wearing guards' helmets and dangling bunches of keys.