Influx of rioters leads to new gang violence in UK prisons

After last month's UK riots, the government directed the courts to ignore existing sentencing guidelines in favor of prison for looting/rioting (even a man who stole a £3.50 case of water got six months). The influx of prisoners has led to new jailhouse gang violence. Some are joining gangs for self protection, others are disrupting the equilibrium in existing gangs. Many of the rest are on suicide watch.