Five jail officers have been injured in an assault by an inmate.
The assault occurred at HMP Bristol on Friday afternoon and all 5 officers “received hospital treatment”, a Prison Service spokeswoman stated.
Sarah Rigby, from the Prison Officers Association (POA), stated the prisoner had been transferred from a high-security jail.
The Prison Service stated it was investing in employees security by issuing body-worn cameras and pepper spray.
Ms Rigby stated the inmate “should never have been moved out of the high-security establishment”.
She stated the injured employees had been “now out of hospital and are recovering at home. Our thoughts are with them and we can only hope they make a full recovery”.
HMP Bristol presently has about 520 grownup male prisoners and a restricted variety of younger offenders, each convicted and on remand from native courts.
It is an area class B jail with nearly all of prisoners staying for lower than 12 months.