Defendant acquitted in prison mutiny trial

November 26, 2014

Peter Alcock has secured the acquittal of the first defendant, Peter Gaffney, at Blackfriars Crown Court after a month long trial of 11 defendants charged with Prison Mutiny.

The incident, which took place at HMP High Down, was set against the background of transition to the new prison regime brought about by reduced funding to the Prison Services as a result of the current austerity measures.

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