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.
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.