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    Wednesday, 20 August 2008



    Rising violence at one of Britain's top security jails was highlighted in an official report today.

    Tensions increased at Frankland Prison, Durham, amid a growing gang culture and the arrival of convicted terrorists, according to HM Inspectorate of Prisons. The report criticised the amount of serious violence committed by inmates upon each other.

    In October al Qaida terrorist Dhiren Barot was scalded with boiling oil in the prison. It followed a similar incident when fellow terrorist Omar Khyam burnt a local inmate, then claimed he did it because he was afraid he would be attacked.

    Only a few weeks ago, and months after the inspection was carried out in February, a prison officer was injured during a disturbance when nine prisoners began smashing up their cells. Inspectors found the small number of "black and minority ethnic prisoners felt especially unsafe", and they were over-represented in all disciplinary procedures.

    The report stated: "Understanding of, and knowledge about, Muslim prisoners was particularly weak, and there was insufficient management scrutiny of race issues in general.

    HMP Frankland was described in the report as holding "extremely challenging prisoners", some of whom had severe personality disorders. The Inspectorate said: "These include prisoners who are dangerous, but also prisoners who are vulnerable.

    "Inspectors found that there was no evidence of a robust violence reduction strategy, which is essential to ensure safety, order and control. There was little management analysis of data on bullying, intimidation or self-harm."

    Anne Owers, Chief Inspector of Prisons, said: "High security prisons require constant and vigorous management in order safely to contain and work effectively with their challenging populations.

    "Frankland's population had become even more challenging recently, with increases in gang affiliations and the arrival of a small number of convicted terrorists.

    "It is unfortunate that this coincided with the absence of the governor for some months, and the resulting drift that was observable at this inspection needs urgently to be reversed."

    She praised staff who worked in the Dangerous and Serious Personality Disorders (DSPD) unit and said their expertise needed to be built up in other sections of the jail.

    Phil Wheatley, director general of the National Offender Management Service, said: "I am pleased that the Chief Inspector has acknowledged the excellent multidisciplinary relationships within the DSPD unit, which deals with some of the most challenging prisoners in the system.

    "I am concerned about the comments raised on the safety within Frankland, however this should be seen in the context of Frankland's extremely challenging population." The issues raised in the report are currently being addressed by the Governor and staff at Frankland.

    "A new Diversity and Safer Prisons Manager is now in post to ensure a focus on the matters raised by the Inspector in relation to anti-bullying and diversity."

    The Prison Reform Trust said the report was a "timely warning" and the Prison Service must now rectify its failings.

    Spokesman Imran Hussein said: "Anne Owers is warning of drift in key areas, particularly safety."

    More needs to be done on training officers about prisoners' religious beliefs, he said.

    "For prison officers to do their job properly, they need assistance and training to understand more about prisoners' backgrounds," he said.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...on-903483.html
    Muslim inmates living in fear at UK prison


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    And as for the one who fears standing in front of His Lord and restrains the soul from impure evil desires and lusts, verily, Paradise will be his abode [79:40-41]

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    Re: Muslim inmates living in fear at UK prison

    I'm not sure what the prison environment is like in GB, but in the U.S. these incidents happen all the time. Most of the convicted terrorists in the U.S. are kept separate from the general population, because they would be killed sooner or later. It is the same for child rapists and the like. Of course the gang problem in the U.S. is multiplied 100 times what it is in GB I'm sure.
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    Re: Muslim inmates living in fear at UK prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Keltoi View Post
    I'm not sure what the prison environment is like in GB, but in the U.S. these incidents happen all the time.
    Much the same, I think.

    In October al Qaida terrorist Dhiren Barot was scalded with boiling oil in the prison. It followed a similar incident when fellow terrorist Omar Khyam burnt a local inmate, then claimed he did it because he was afraid he would be attacked.
    And exactly the same would have happened if there had been members of any two gangs involved. The terrorists are just another 'faction'.

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    I have no sympathy for criminals, I say, let them all free within the prisons give them guns and let them finish each other off. They are vermin!
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    Dhan Guru Arjan Dev Mahraaj Ji!

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    Re: Muslim inmates living in fear at UK prison

    Quote Originally Posted by AvarAllahNoor View Post
    I have no sympathy for criminals, I say, let them all free within the prisons give them guns and let them finish each other off. They are vermin!
    Now now!
    Imagine you could convicted on false charges. I'm sure you'd want the state to at least take care for you safety, wouldn't you?

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    Re: Muslim inmates living in fear at UK prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Whatsthepoint View Post
    Now now!
    Imagine you could convicted on false charges. I'm sure you'd want the state to at least take care for you safety, wouldn't you?
    Perhaps I was harsh, but that's a very very very tiny minority. Killers, rapists, don't deserve sympathy.
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    Re: Muslim inmates living in fear at UK prison

    Quote Originally Posted by AvarAllahNoor View Post
    Perhaps I was harsh, but that's a very very very tiny minority. Killers, rapists, don't deserve sympathy.
    Perhaps they don't deserve sympathy, but they certainly deserve to be treated well and safely.

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    Re: Muslim inmates living in fear at UK prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Whatsthepoint View Post
    Perhaps they don't deserve sympathy, but they certainly deserve to be treated well and safely.
    That's what Sikhism teaches If they repent, if not, well bad actions have consequences.
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    Re: Muslim inmates living in fear at UK prison

    Quote Originally Posted by AvarAllahNoor View Post
    Perhaps I was harsh, but that's a very very very tiny minority. Killers, rapists, don't deserve sympathy.
    I wouldn't say that. The justice systems all over the world is different. You might get a fairer trial in say the UK than you would in China. People are being found innocent after spending many years in prison due to DNA testing.

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    Re: Muslim inmates living in fear at UK prison

    Quote Originally Posted by AvarAllahNoor View Post
    I have no sympathy for criminals, I say, let them all free within the prisons give them guns and let them finish each other off. They are vermin!
    That would make an excellent premise for a videogame.

    In real life... not so much.


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