Fourteen prison officers at Pentonville Prison in north London have been suspended following corruption allegations.
A Prison Service spokeswoman said the officers were suspended by the prison governor.
The jail will “briefly reduce” its maximum number of inmates – at a time of record prison numbers in England and Wales – as a result of the move.
A prison service spokesman said: “The governor of HMP Pentonville has taken the decision to suspend 14 officers following allegations of corrupt behaviour.
Prison officers suspended after probe