Rooftop protest at only jail in Cumbria
Last updated at 12:14, Wednesday, 11 September 2013
FOUR prisoners took to the roof of buildings at the only jail in Cumbria last night.
The inmates took to the roof at HMP Haverigg last night and staff talked them down at around 12.25am.
Prisoners have been known to take to the roof in protest at conditions or the isolation of being imprisoned so far from friends and family.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Justice, which is responsible for the prison, said: “An incident at height involving four prisoners at HMP Haverigg was successfully resolved by prison staff at 00:25 on September 11.
“There were no injuries to staff or prisoners.”
The spokeswoman did not say why the prisoners had taken to the roof.
First published at 11:55, Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Maybe it wasn't a protest maybe they were just trying to get a better signal on their phones
Should have soaked them with water and left out all night. The age old saying, If you cant do the time dont do the crime.
They are there to be punished not a easy life. If they dont like being far from home stay within the law.
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