Prison riots at Foggia, Milan,attempted break-out in Palermo

Rome, March 9 – Riots are ongoing at the prisons in
Foggia in Puglia and San Vittore in Milan, while there has been
an attempted break-out at the Ucciardone in Palermo, sources
said Monday.
In Foggia, several inmates have managed to get out after
tearing up a gate at the block house and are in the road
outside, where they have been blocked by police.
Many inmates are scaling the perimeter gates too.
Far to the north in Verona prison, two inmates have died
after ingesting psychoactive drugs they stole during a protest
over the weekend.
In Milan, at San Vittore, inmates took to the roofs to
protest recent coronavirus restrictions on visits.
There were violent protests by prisoners in Italy’s jails
against the restriction of face time with visiting relatives due
to the coronavirus.
One of the worst revolts was in Pavia prison south of Milan.
The inmates devastated the facility on Sunday.
They were persuaded to return to their cells after a long and
tough negotiation Sunday night.
Three deaths were reported in Modena prison, but they were
said not to be linked to the riot there.
Four inmates were reportedly in intensive care on Monday
there.
There was tension in Naples and Frosinone too.