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HMP Oakwood: 'Serious Disorder' At Prison
Serious disorder reportedly broke out overnight in a wing of a jail near Wolverhampton run by security firm G4S.
Up to 60 inmates are believed to have been involved in the five-hour incident at HMP Oakwood, which a company spokesperson said had now been resolved.
Sky's Home Affairs Correspondent Mark White said: "We understand it was a serious incident."
He added that weapons may have been involved.
Extra resources were brought in to try to contain the disorder, including "tornado" squads of prison officers wearing riot gear who are specially trained in public order.
It is not known what triggered the problem at Oakwood, in Featherstone.
The jail was the scene of a number of rooftop protests last year.
The G4S spokesperson said: "This incident was resolved successfully at 2.10am.
"Police and internal investigations will now take place. It would be inappropriate to comment further until these have been completed."
Oakwood is the largest prison in England and Wales, providing places for 1,605 men.
It opened in April 2012 as a training prison for category C prisoners, next to the existing HMP Featherstone and HMP Brinsford near Wolverhampton.
Last year, the jail was slammed by inspectors during a surprise visit, which discovered inexperienced staff and high levels of violence and self-harm.
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