posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 12:12 PM
So it would seem that this riot started because of breath tests for the prisoners on New Years Eve. This is a category D open Prison named HMP
"Category D prisoners are those who can be reasonably trusted not to try to escape, and are given the privilege of an open prison. Prisoners at 'D
Cat' (as it is commonly known) prisons, are, subject to approval, given ROTL (Release On Temporary Licence) to work in the community or to go on
'home leave' once they have passed their FLED (Full Licence Eligibility Dates), which is usually a quarter of the way through the sentence."
George Best was actually held at this prison. Should the warden just of turned a blind eye to the drinking that was allegedly taking place or was it
right to give breath tests? Baring in mind that while out on home leave they are able to drink etc and it being New Years.
It is a tough call for the warden and it appears he made the wrong decision. I mean what punishment could he issue if they had found to of consumed
alcohol?, probably an extension of their sentence. Probably most had consumed something so were not only rowdy but worried about extra time thus
leading to the riot.
What would you of done
A if you were the Warden
B if you were a prisoner there had a drink and would be out in 1 month ,but if found to be drinking extended by a further 3??
Take Care Regards