[ISN] British Prison Forced to Change its Locks

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Wed Sep 16 1998 - 07:59:26 PDT

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    British prison forced to change its locks 
    MANCHESTER, England (September 15, 1998 2:55 p.m. EDT
    http://www.nandotimes.com) -- The high-security prison in this northern
    city plans to change all its locks -- including those on the cells of
    prisoners -- after discovering that a videotape made to educate new
    inmates included close-ups of prison keys. 
    Officials at Her Majesty's Prison Manchester, better known as Strangeways,
    said they feared the videotape could be paused, details of the keys noted,
    and replicas made to aid escape. 
    The film, which also was distributed to community groups, shows a chaplain
    doing his rounds and features a close-up of his keys. 
    "The mistake has only recently come to light," the prison said in a
    statement. "The prison has not experienced any related security problems
    Strangeways became Britain's most notorious prison after inmates went on a
    rampage during a 25-day rooftop siege in 1990. 
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