G4S & Ministers accused of 'cover up' over HMP Oakwood disorder

The latest on the disorder at Britain's largest prison, HMP Oakwood near Wolverhampton, which is run by private security firm G4S.

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MP: Problems at prison need dealing with 'quickly'

The MP for South Staffordshire, the constituency where HMP Oakwood is situated in, says the problems there need dealing with 'quickly'.

Tory MP Gavin Williamson says prison ministers and its operator G4S have been working together to resolve the 'teething problems'.

Britain's largest jail near Wolverhampton can hold 1600 inmates, but there has been a number of security alerts since it opened in April 2012, most recently prisoners climbing onto the roof twice in November.

G4S: Incident 'contained' at Oakwood Prison

Security firm, G4S, has confirmed that there is an 'ongoing incident' on a wing at Oakwood Prison.

“The situation is contained and we are applying standard procedures to manage the incident.

“It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

– G4S Spokesperson

No further information was available about what had triggered the problem.

It follows a number of rooftop protests last year.

In July 2013, HMP Oakwood, in Featherstone near Wolverhampton, was one of three prisons in England and Wales to be rated 'of serious concern' by the Ministry of Justice.


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