Justice Secretary Liz Truss says rioters at HMP Birmingham prison will “face the full force of the law.” The 12-hour riot at the jail on Friday has been described by the Prison Officers Association as the worst since the Strangeways jail riot 26 years ago, BBC reported
Ms Truss said there would be a “thorough investigation” and violence “will not be tolerated”.
UK prisons chief Michael Spurr said there were “serious problems” in jails that would not be solved immediately.
The Ministry of Justice said riot teams restored order to all four wings of HMP Birmingham just after 22:30 on Friday. They were deployed to tackle the disorder, which is understood to have involved up to 600 inmates.
Prison wings are now being inspected to assess the scale of the damage after prisoners took control of the category B prison on Friday morning.