Revealed: Crimes committed by inmates at notorious prison

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. ''Family handout photo of Kevan Thakrar who was jailed for life for his part in the 2007 murders of three men and attempted murder of two women in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire but was cleared in November of attacking the guards while a prisoner at Frankland Prison by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday January 21, 2012. A prison guard maimed by an inmate has called on the government to investigate his case. Craig Wylde was left fighting for his life after he and his colleagues were attacked by convicted killer Kevan Thakrar at Frankland Prison in Durham. The 24-year-old used a broken pepper sauce bottle to stab Mr Wylde and his colleagues Claire Lewis and Neil Walker - but was acquitted at a trial of wounding with intent and attempted murder. Mr Wylde's family believe there has been a miscarriage of justice and are travelling tomorrow to the House of Commons to meet Conservative MP Crispin Blunt, the parliamentary under-secretary of state
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. ''Family handout photo of Kevan Thakrar who was jailed for life for his part in the 2007 murders of three men and attempted murder of two women in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire but was cleared in November of attacking the guards while a prisoner at Frankland Prison by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday January 21, 2012. A prison guard maimed by an inmate has called on the government to investigate his case. Craig Wylde was left fighting for his life after he and his colleagues were attacked by convicted killer Kevan Thakrar at Frankland Prison in Durham. The 24-year-old used a broken pepper sauce bottle to stab Mr Wylde and his colleagues Claire Lewis and Neil Walker - but was acquitted at a trial of wounding with intent and attempted murder. Mr Wylde's family believe there has been a miscarriage of justice and are travelling tomorrow to the House of Commons to meet Conservative MP Crispin Blunt, the parliamentary under-secretary of state
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TODAY the Echo can lift the lid on the long list of crimes committed by prisoners incarcerated in one of the country’s most infamous prisons.

HM Prison Frankland has gained notoriety over the years for housing some of the worst criminals to go through the nation’s justice system.

File photo dated 29/8/2007 of Frankland prison in County Durham, where convicted child rapist Mitchell Harrison, 23, originally from Wolverhampton, was found dead in a cell by prison staff on Saturday morning.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday October 3, 2011. Two prisoners are to appear later today at Peterlee Magistrates Court, charged with murder. See PA story COURTS Prison. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

File photo dated 29/8/2007 of Frankland prison in County Durham, where convicted child rapist Mitchell Harrison, 23, originally from Wolverhampton, was found dead in a cell by prison staff on Saturday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday October 3, 2011. Two prisoners are to appear later today at Peterlee Magistrates Court, charged with murder. See PA story COURTS Prison. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

This list has included convicts such as Charles Bronson, Paul Ferris, Harold Shipman and Ian Huntley.

Presently there are more than 800 inmates at the prison and through a Freedom of Information request to the Ministry of Justice the Echo can reveal what they did to get there.

More than 300 inmates are detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure for murder or attempted murder.

Acts of rape or attempted rape have seen 133 people locked up and 112 occupants were put behind bars for other sexual offences.

A total of 74 prisoners are there for crimes related to robbery and burglary and 21 have committed acts of kidnapping or abduction.

More unusual crimes on the list include engaging in preparation for terrorist acts (five), causing or conspiring to cause an explosion (five or fewer) and child cruelty (five or fewer).

The prison has also hit the news in the recent years after several cases of inmates attacking prison guards and each other.

In 2011, convicted child rapist Mitchell Harrison was killed by two other prisoners and in 2010 Soham murderer Ian Huntley had his throat slashed.

And last year, triple murderer Kevan Thakrar was cleared of attacking three guards with a broken bottle, which left guard Craig Wylde, 29, disabled.

Mr Wylde has since demanded a retrial, amid claims the attack “ruined his life”, and launched an online petition to highlight his case which has gathered over 4,000 signatures.

When releasing the information the MoJ stated that in cases where crimes had been committed by fewer than five people, the exact number would not be disclosed to ensure their identity was not revealed.

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