Officers stop ‘disorder’ on prison wing
SPECIALLY trained officers were brought in to deal with disorder at a jail after inmates refused to go back to their cells.
The disturbance, which lasted nearly four hours, took place on one wing of category B HMP Hewell in Tardebigge, Worcestershire, on Friday night.
The Prison Service said it was not a riot, and no staff or prisoners were injured. A spokesman said: “We do not tolerate indiscipline that threatens other prisoners and staff, and those involved will be punished.”
In February, a report said the prison was not “providing a service fit for the 21st century”.