Swinfen Hall prison sign
Swinfen Hall prison sign

A group of inmates involved in disorder at a Lichfield prison in 2018 have been sentenced.

A fight involving 13 men at HMP and YOI Swinfen Hall began after prisoner Daijon Johnson was attacked by Adil Khan on 6th August.

The incident developed into what police described as a “mass disorder”, forcing prison officers to call for assistance from colleagues from another wing of the jail.

But more prisoners also became involved, leading to several suffering serious injuries – with a piece of plastic cutlery made into a knife and used by inmates Adil Ali and Clayton Beech.

No prison staff were targeted but two were injured as a result of restraining inmates.

Detective Sergeant Ian Whitehouse said:

“This was a large-scale fight in a prison that could’ve easily erupted into something even bigger.
 
“Prison officers were put under immense pressure to bring the disorder to an end.”

Det Sgt Ian Whitehouse

Those involved were sentenced at Stafford Crown Court:

  • Jerome Russell, 22, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 24 months suspended for violent disorder.
  • Leon Clarke, 23, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 19 months for violent disorder to run concurrent to an existing sentence.
  • Clayton Beech, 22, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 24 months suspended for violent disorder.
  • Disharn Downie, 21, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months for violent disorder to run concurrent to an existing sentence.
  • Demiah Logan, 24, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 weeks for violent disorder to run concurrent to an existing sentence.
  • Adil Khan, 22, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 21 months, suspended for 24 months for violent disorder.
  • Daijon Johnson, 22, was sentenced to 22 months for violent disorder to run concurrent to an existing sentence following a trial.
  • Adil Ali, 21, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 months for violent disorder and three months for possession of a weapon in prison to run concurrent.
  • Rashad Rasheed, 21, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 24 months for violent disorder to run concurrent to an existing sentence.
  • Salman Awais, 21, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 16 months for violent disorder to run concurrent to an existing sentence.
  • Abdi Nur, 20, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months for violent disorder to run concurrent to an existing sentence.
  • Mohammed Zaman, 21, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 16 months suspended for 24 months for violent disorder.
  • Samin Umor, 22, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 weeks for violent disorder to run concurrent to an existing sentence.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.

12 replies on “Inmates sentenced after fight sparked “mass disorder” at Lichfield prison”

  1. So the thirteen prisoners got nothing then as a concurrent sentence does not add to the length of sentence so once again the message is do what you want as the courts won’t back up the prison officers the legal system is a joke

  2. Remission of sentence is reliant on good behaviour. Perhaps this riotous incident might affect that at any parole board.

  3. All black and Asian! They should deport them to serve their sentences in place of birth or that of their ansesters. Why should the British tax payer have to foot the bill to keep the scum. Revoke British passports for life. We don’t want them in our country.

  4. Angela – I’m not sure which “we” you are referring to when you say “we don’t them in our country”, but let me assure you that decent, tolerant people will not want to be associated with your racism. I am truly shocked by such a bigoted attitude.

    I hope the young men involved are given the opportunity to undergo rehabilitation so that they can rejoin multi-cultural and diverse Britain on their release as productive members of society. Equally I hope Angela, and other similar bigoted racists, change their attitudes and recognise that the opinions they hold are unacceptable in our country.

  5. If ever there is an example of a 20:51 post on a Saturday night then that is it.

    There is so much wrong, I don’t know where to start.

  6. Firstly, the current judicial system is a mockery. Some people just aren’t able to be rehabilitated (sad but true). They’re currently being punished for crimes, and during that punishment they are also being rehabilitated. However, they have chosen to forego that privilege and so now they simply become prisoners. The only issue is – what do you do with them long term?? Prison isn’t the answer. I’m all for hard labour. Every-time they step out line whilst serving a sentence – they get more hard labour. Keep your nose clean, and you have nothing to fear.

    Secondly, “Angela” – what century are you living in? You are a disgusting human being for being race into this. I’d happily pay for your plane ticket for deportation. Vile creature. Go back to reading the Daily Mail or whatever comic you chose to indulge your hatred.

  7. It would appear from angelas comments there seems to be a slight racist streak in her tone and she professes to be british c’mon girl ?? Good and bad in every creed or so i was learnt

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