You’d think you’re watching a prison in Brazil or Colombia. But, no. This is from out-of-control Britain in 2016, where Donald Trump is accused of being ‘mad’ and ‘scary’ for wanting an end to first degree criminals and terrorism. Well, if the Brits are this out of touch and at breaking point where they just sit back and roll their thumbs at the growing problems around them, no wonder the idea of some control and order is frightening to them.
Wandsworth is a high security prison where Muslims make up the largest singular group of prisoners of all.
Moment mass brawl breaks out between prisoners at Wandsworth jail
This the shocking moment a mass brawl broke out between inmates in the grounds of Wandsworth Prison.
An air ambulance was called to the south London prison after a male inmate was allegedly beaten and stabbed during the fight.
The brawl was sparked by a row over drugs between two rival gangs in one wing of the prison about two weeks ago, the BBC reported.
In the footage, one prisoner is cornered by up to 11 other inmates and repeatedly kicked as he lies on the ground.
Peter Clarke, the new chief inspector of prisons, told the BBC: “The biggest single challenge in our prisons is violence, levels of violence in our prisons are unacceptably high.”
He added that there were more than 20,000 assaults and 32,000 incidents of self-harm in prisons across the UK in the last year.
Asked whether he thought some prisons are not fit for purpose, Mr Clarke said: “If the purpose is to develop an environment in which meaningful rehabilitation and resettlement can take place, then again some of these prisons are failing, there’s no doubt about that.
“So yes, some prisons are not fit for their purpose.”
Yesterday, the Standard reported that the number of banned items thrown into London prisons had risen by more than 400 per cent in the last two years.
The sharpest rise was at Wandsworth prison, according to a freedom of information request from the Ministry of Justice.
The Standard has approached the Ministry of Justice for comment about the footage.