Disturbance at Ranby Prison

The Prison Officers' Association says it cannot rule out strike action if there is a repeat of the weekend's disturbances at Ranby Prison. A disturbance broke out at the prison, in North Nottinghamshire, after 120 inmates refused to return to their cells.

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Ministry of Justice in talks over Ranby prison riot

Talks are taking place at the Ministry of Justice this afternoon to discuss a riot over the weekend at Ranby prison - which was branded unsafe last week by the prison watchdog.

120 inmates refused to return to their cells during a disturbance at Ranby Prison Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Specially-trained guards were sent in to quell the disturbance involving around 60 prisoners, who took control of one wing of the jail on the outskirts of Retford for several hours. The prison service says no one was injured, but there was some minor damage. The Ministry of Justice is yet to respond to a request for comment.

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