How can you stop prison riots?
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How can you stop prison riots?

Specialist teams have restored order to HMP Swaleside in Kent, after between sixty and eighty prisoners took control of part of a wing.

But why do prisoners riot? And how can future incidents be prevented?

John Podmore was a prison governor for 25 years until 2011. He tells Radio 4's Today programme that prisoners should have a "buy in" to what is going on in the prison, and that the relationship between prisoners and staff is crucial.

  • 23 Dec 2016