Warning over Full Sutton top security jail

There is a warning today that a top security Yorkshire jail housing terrorists, murderers and rapists could face a potential loss of control because of continued budget cuts.

The independent Monitoring Board for Full Sutton Prison, near York, which holds 600 inmates, has warned the scale of the funding cuts could lead to increased tensions within the jail. It says the prison is well managed, but has found tensions already between Muslims and other prisoners.

The Prison Service says systems are in place to deal with violent incidents quickly and robustly and it says the report will be considered by Ministers who will respond in due course.