Day-long lock-in led to prison riot

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Kohn de­nied the claims to po­lice, say­ing her head was un­der the blan­ket for just two sec­onds.

She also said that she and Boehm were just jok­ing around about join­ing the mile high club.

But fel­low pas­sen­ger Ronda Al­bers said: “A joke? Not from what I was see­ing. I say that be­cause the move­ment of the blan­ket made it pretty clear what was go­ing on.”

An­other pas­sen­ger, Jen­ney Huschka, said the cou­ple were kiss­ing each other through­out the flight and that Kohn A BAN on smok­ing and a staff short­age led to a prison riot with in­mates caus­ing “thou­sands of pounds worth of dam­age”, a court has heard.

Luke Need­ham, 30, An­drew Al­ford, 41, and Deno Har­ri­son, 23, are on trial charged with prison mutiny at HMP Er­lestoke ( in Wilt­shire.

Rob Welling, pros­e­cut­ing, said that ten­sions rose on the week­end of June 11 and 12, 2016, af­ter the pris­on­ers were or­dered to re­main in their cells for the day be­cause of a short­age of prison staff.

He said: “As you can imag­ine it caused ten­sions to rise among pris­on­ers as it was a very un­pop­u­lar move.”

Mr Welling said Need­ham then set fire to his cell and flooded it be­fore kick­ing open his wooden cell door and help­ing other pris­on­ers to es­cape their rooms.

The trial at Winch­ester Crown Court con­tin­ues.

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