Oakwood: disturbance at privately run prison takes five hours to quell
Ben QuinnThe private security company G4S has confirmed a disturbance erupted at HMP Oakwood, Britain's largest prison, over Sunday night.
Staff at the privately managed prison, which was the scene of rooftop protests in 2012, were supported by local police in tackling the incident at HMP Oakwood in Featherstone, near Wolverhampton, which provides places for more than 1,500 Category C male prisoners.
Sky News reported that serious disorder had broken out in one of the wings, possibly involving weapons, and that specialist riot police had been called to help restore order. G4S would not give any details of the nature of the incident.
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"Oakwood: disturbance at privately run prison takes five hours to quell", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2014. Consulté le 08/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/oakwood-disturbance-at-privately-run-prison-takes-five-hours-to-quell