HMP Kilmarnock is a prison near Kilmarnock, East Ayshire. Opened in 1999, and privately managed by Serco, the prison has capacity to hold 692 inmates. It was the first prison in Scotland to be privately managed.
The “superfight” between Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather was streamed to potentially dangerous inmates in their cells in the early morning of the 27th of August 2017, and a prison source said the ‘big fights’ were regularly streamed into the cells. Justice Secretary Liam Kerr told The Sun that “Jail is meant to rehabilitate offenders and make them turn away from violence and aggression“ questioning whether violent criminals should be allowed to watch a potentially graphic fight.
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