Rooftop protest at Oakwood

A rooftop protest has been held at the heavily criticised HMP Oakwood near Wolverhampton - for the second time in a matter of weeks.

Investigation underway after rooftop prison protest

An investigation is underway after a rooftop protest at a prison in South Staffordshire.

Earlier today, six men scaled the walls at HMP Oakwood near Wolverhampton and set up camp.

"We can confirm that an incident involving six prisoners at HMP Oakwood has now come to an end.

”We are carrying out an investigation into what happened so it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.”

– Spokesman for G4S

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Contingency plans in force amid HMP Oakwood protest

Bosses at security firm G4S, which runs HMP Oakwood in South Staffordshire, have put contingency plans in force as a rooftop protest continues at the prison.

A spokesman confirmed six prisoners were involved in the incident.

We can confirm that an incident involving six prisoners is taking place at HMP Oakwood.

The Ministry of Justice has been alerted and our normal contingency plans have been enacted.

– G4S spokesman

HMP Oakwood prisoners stage rooftop protest - again

Prisoners at a heavily-criticised prison near Wolverhampton have staged a rooftop protest this afternoon - for the second time in a matter of weeks.

Six men scaled the walls of HMP Oakwood and set up camp on the roof this afternoon.

The six prisoners protest on the roof of HMP Oakwood
The six prisoners protest on the roof of HMP Oakwood Credit: Express & Star

The men, most of whom were wearing orange hi-vis jackets, were heard shouting down to people on the ground while security firm G4S, which runs the prison, patrolled the area.

The protest comes just weeks after three men climbed to the top of the prison in a similar protest last month.

It is the second rooftop protest at the prison in a matter of weeks
It is the second rooftop protest at the prison in a matter of weeks Credit: Express & Star

A report released earlier this year slammed the prison for its inexperienced staff and high levels of violence and self-harm, as well as failures including not giving prisoners toilet roll.

Read: Inspectors slam HMP Oakwood

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Rooftop protest 'over' at HMP Oakwood

The incident at HMP Oakwood is now over Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

G4S which runs HMP Oakwood in Wolverhampton has confirmed that an incident at the prison is over.

Earlier reports had suggested three prisoners were protesting on the roof of the prison. It is thought the protest began around 11am this morning.

G4S confirm 'incident' at Oakwood Prison

The company running Oakwood Prison in Wolverhampton, G4S, has confirmed that "an incident" is taking place at the prison, involving three prisoners.

Earlier reports have suggested the prisoners are protesting on the roof of the much-criticised prison.

We can confirm that an incident involving three prisoners is taking place at HMP Oakwood.

The Ministry of Justice has been alerted and our normal contingency plans have been enacted.

– G4S spokesperson

Read more: HMP Oakwood slammed by inspectors

Report: Rooftop protest at Oakwood Prison

Prisoners at much-criticised Oakwood Prison in Wolverhampton have staged a rooftop protest today, according to reports.

The Birmingham Mail is reporting that three prisoners began the protest at 11am this morning, and the reasons behind the protest are unknown.

HMP Oakwood was opened last year Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A spokeswoman for G4S, which runs the prison, told the paper:

"There is an ongoing incident involving three prisoners and our normal contingency plans have been enacted."

Read more: Inspectors slam HMP Oakwood