From Fire on the Horizon
A riot at Bedford Prison (at the weekend) saw up to 200 inmates go on the rampage, setting fires and even looting the medical room. The riot came to an end late on Sunday night after riot cops spent more than six hours trying to bring the disorder under control. Scores of prisoners flooded the jail’s gangways in chaotic scenes after the disturbance broke out shortly after 5pm.
The specialist riot cops were deployed at the category B prison in Bedford town centre after the riot broke out on Sunday afternoon, with cops cordoning off an area outside and emergency services on stand-by. The screws were forced to retreat to a “safe place” while large numbers of prisoners ran amok.
Sources say that the riot spread over more than one wing inside the prison, and footage from inside the facility posted online revealed chaotic scenes with scores of prisoners shouting and bellowing in walkways and gangways. At around 11pm, about half an hour before the riot was brought under control, there were reports of loud bangs or explosions coming from inside the prison.
Some reports claim that the riot started because of two prisoners being attacked by screws and due to overcrowded conditions inside the prison.
Footage from inside
Escapes from Pentonville
It is with great humor that we report that two prisoners at Pentonville prison in London have broken out yesterday night in an escalating series of events in the prison island. The inmates totally fooled the screws on duty that night by using pillows to make mannequins to impersonate themselves, then used a diamond-tipped cutting machine (most likely sneaked in by drone*) to cut the metal bars and scaled the wall by using the classic method of tying bed sheets together to make a rope.
The latest development emerged after a riot at another prison, HMP Bedford, on Sunday, which was put down after a six hour assault by cops. Two hundred prisoners have had to be transferred after they made the prison inhabitable.
THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM IS STRONGER THAN ANY PRISON!
* Remote controlled drones are used to sneak illegal items into prisoners up and down the prison island.