Robert Griffiths Secures Prison Mutiny Acquittal

20 Jul 2018

Robert Griffiths was representing one of five men accused of 'concerted indiscipline' in HMP Lewes in 2016. The Court heard how the men refused to return to their cells after a truncated period of one hour's association owing to staff shortages. Fearing for their safety, the staff withdrew from the wing and there followed a period of several hours during which extensive damage was caused to fixtures and fittings across the wing, until a team of specially trained officers entered with flash grenades and dogs to restore order.

After two weeks of evidence, at the end of the prosecution case, the Judge agreed that the evidence was insufficient for the matter to be left to the jury and Rob's client was cleared of prison mutiny, violent disorder and criminal damage.