Some Category B inmates have been trying to ‘damage to the wing and refusing to follow orders’
Riot-trained Tornado Squads were sent to HMP Hewell near Redditch after trouble broke out on one of the wings.
HMP Hewell where specially-trained prison security teams dealt with an ‘incident’
The Prison Service said a “small number” of inmates at the category B jail were involved.
It is understood a handful of prisoners were refusing to follow officers’ orders and trying to cause damage to the wing.
Men “shouting and swearing, as well as banging and dogs’ barking” could be clearly heard late on Saturday.
The Ministry of Justice confirmed to the Sun in the early hours of Sunday that the incident had been resolved.
Unmarked vans using blue lights and sirens arrived at around 7.30pm at the site which is run by HM Prison Service.
Vans and minibuses at the entrance unloaded the tornado squads who were carrying backpacks full of equipment.
The main site, which houses about 1,000 inmates – some of whom are category A remand prisoners – is surrounded by farmland.
Hewell Jail, which opened in its current form in 2008, is made up of six housing blocks or wings – while there is a separate open prison called the Grange.
In an inspection report published in January, Hewell was described as “a prison with many challenges and areas of serious concern”.
Peter Clarke, chief inspector of prisons, said the “main concerns at the closed site were regarding issues of safety and respect”.
He said levels of violence were “far too high”, communal areas were “dirty” and many cells were over-crowded, with some described as “filthy”.
“We found one cell with live bare wires protruding from the wall and a broken toilet that was leaking so badly that the occupant felt forced to urinate in paper cups,” inspectors said.
There were 49 fights, 47 assaults on staff and 159 assaults on inmates in a six-month period, according to inspectors.
A view of the cells and layout of HMP Hewell in Redditch, Worcs,
Shocking footage emerged in February of a fight between lags at the prison.
Almost two thirds had told the inspection team it was “easy” to get hold of drugs inside.
Inspectors also found levels of self-harm had increased and a quarter of prisoners “felt unsafe”.
A Prison Service spokesman said the incident involved a “small number of prisoners and there was no risk to the public.”
The spokesman added: “We are absolutely clear that offenders who behave in this way will be punished and face spending extra time behind bars.”
Brutal foo t age of a fight between lags inside HMP Hewell emerges
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