Building ablaze at Ford Prison 1st Jan 2011
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Ford prison report showed 'long-standing failings'

Inspectors who visited an open prison a month before rioting broke out had "serious concerns" about the way it was being run, a report has revealed.

The riot involved about 40 inmates at Ford Prison, near Arundel, West Sussex, on New Year's Day. Several buildings were burnt to the ground.

Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick told the BBC "the problems that we did find we had found on previous inspections, so they were long-standing".

  • 31 Mar 2011
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