In the Media

Security checks at notorious jail

PUBLISHED April 23, 2004

Some of Britain's most notorious convicts have been restricted to their cells for four days while security checks are carried out in their prison.

About 600 inmates have been held in cells since Monday in a lock-down at Category A Wakefield Prison and no visitors are being allowed in.
It was reported the lock-down was prompted by an alert over a gun being smuggled into the jail.