Inmates have 'effectively taken over' one of Britain's biggest prisons

Inmates have effectively taken over at one of Britain’s biggest prisons, an undercover investigation has found.

The scale of issues facing the UK prison system was highlighted the BBC’s Panorama programme following an investigation into HMP Northumberland, which is run by private firm Sodexo Justice Services.

BBC reporter Joe Fenton spent two months undercover as a custody officer in the prison near Morpeth, which houses 1,348 men.

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