BRITAIN’S toughest jail is ruled by 64 violent gangs whose members “fight each other on sight”, it is claimed.

Belmarsh, one of the UK’s three high-security jails, is torn apart by vicious criminal rivalries.


Belmarsh jail in South East London is ruled by 64 violent gangs whose members ‘fight each other on sight’, it is claimed[/caption]

Ex-guard, George Shipton, said: “There are a lot of gangs here now. Before they might have thought twice because there’s a camera on them, but now they don’t give a s**t.

“They’ll stab another gang leader and they don’t care.”

Meanwhile Bobby Kasanga – a former member of gang The Peckham Boys who served six years in Belmarsh – told how which wing you were placed in could determine if you lived or died.

Bobby, who was jailed for multiple armed robberies in July 2012, said: “I had issues with different people (and), going in, you might meet the wrong person.



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“If they put you in a wing where your ops – that’s your rival gang members – were, if they put you in that wing you’re done for.”

Former inmate Neil “Razor” Smith said: “Belmarsh is awash with heroin, you can get a bag of heroin easier than you can get a pillow.”

HMP Belmarsh: Maximum Security is on Wednesday at 9pm on Channel 5.

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