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Birmingham prison riot... hundreds inmates take over 4 wings

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posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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Hundreds of prisoners have taken over four wings at Birmingham prison in what has been described as the worst disorder of its kind since the 1990 Strangeways riot.

Two wings were sealed off after a disturbance broke out at about 9am, but G4S, which runs the prison, said it has now spread to another two wings. It has called in a specialist "Tornado" team plus dog units to contain the disorder.

Birming ham prison riot... hundreds inmates take over 4 wings

Happening right now. News say 4 inmates are injured and 1 seriously.




posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: dollukka
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Prisoners are posting their own pics and have got hold of riot helmets and batons.
Apparently turning fire hoses on riot teams.

G4S the private company has handed back control/responsibility to Her Majesty's Prison Service according to some reports.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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www.birminghammail.co.uk...

A major fire has now broken out at the HMP Birmingham.


They've been burning the paperwork all day. This sounds like a more serious fire.

People have been beaten and tortured in there all day, it seems.
edit on 16 12 2016 by Kester because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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So prison was privatised, that usually leads to major economic savings, must wonder if that a wrong place for savings. According to twitter 6 prison vans has been sent there.

Sky news podcast
edit on 16-12-2016 by dollukka because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: dollukka

There have been savage cuts in prison officer numbers over the last few years.
Their unions have been warning of this for some time.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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My thoughts and prayers are with all those trapped inside. This is so scary!



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:10 PM
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Prisoners also have been able to get a hold of entire sets of keys, it seems.

And it appears that an "inner gate" has been breached and they're trying to keep the prisoners from breaching another gate...



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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Footage from inside. www.dailymail.co.uk...

There were serious concerns over lack of exercise. They'll be enjoying having a fire outside.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: dollukka

There have been savage cuts in prison officer numbers over the last few years.
Their unions have been warning of this for some time.


Yeah it's been bubbling in the news for a year or two. Prisoner assaults and fights have increased by a lot and prison staff are being assaulted in greater numbers.

Factor in the (imo) ridiculous levels of drugs and legal highs and it's a powder keg. A woman I know had her son go down for robbery and domestic battery. He went in with a heroin habit and was recently released with habit intact and addiction to spice and whatever else. He's in a halfway house on their drugs rehab programme. Mind blown every time I hear stories like it.

Coincidentally I watched a doco on the Strangeways riots a couple of months ago and the parallels are there. Difference is there was a brutal officer regime and bad conditions at Strangeways and this one looks like inmates exploiting a weakness and having a party.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Reports and anecdotal conversations all tally with your comments, prisons are a mess at the moment.
Who'd be an average unarmed prison officer right now?!



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:40 PM
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So the riot had started at 9 am according podcast. This is not good it takes so long, you can only imagine what happens when food runs out etc.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: Kandinsky

Reports and anecdotal conversations all tally with your comments, prisons are a mess at the moment.
Who'd be an average unarmed prison officer right now?!


It's not great pay for the risks, is it?

Ironically, prisoners prefer a well-run prison too. Most want to feel safe inside. I bet most of those involved are going along with it because the consequences of not doing would be...what's the best word? Unpleasant?



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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My guess is the counter attack will happen soon and they'll retake the prison this evening.
The prisoners taking selfies are gonna be done over for sure.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: dollukka

My guess is the counter attack will happen soon and they'll retake the prison this evening.
The prisoners taking selfies are gonna be done over for sure.


Really?

They will likely get a early parole knowing our prison system......well if they are pedophiles, murderers and rapists they will....



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:52 PM
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“The people who are in the most danger are the ones who owe big debts because of drugs. If people are spotting others who owe them a lot of money they are being dealt with.

“Some people are staying in big groups for protection and others are following the group. Some are just staying in their cells and keeping their heads down.

“One has had his head bust up, one has been stabbed and others have been beat up and rushed. There are riot officers on the other side of the door with dogs, but there is no help from them. It’s not safe.

“This wing has been destroyed. It’s full of water and I’m just collecting up my stuff, packing up my pictures and canteen because I think we will be moved.

Birmingham mail

There will be a lot of cleaning up or they will shut the place completely. Wondering if there is enough Ambulances ready. Just awful !



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:55 PM
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Yep lots of riot police have arrived now, it's starting I reckon.
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posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 12:59 PM
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Hopefully they find a way onto the nonce wing and kill them all.

Do us that favour lads. Don't just vent your frustrations by committing destruction, do the Earth a service.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

In a just world for every dead nonce they should get 6 months of there sentence



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 01:05 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: Hazardous1408

In a just world for every dead nonce they should get 6 months of there sentence


And a Knighthood, but I hear they save them for the nonces themselves.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 01:07 PM
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originally posted by: Hazardous1408
Hopefully they find a way onto the nonce wing and kill them all.

Do us that favour lads. Don't just vent your frustrations by committing destruction, do the Earth a service.

What is the nonce wing? Sorry I honestly have no idea.



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