The State Of Our Prisons Is An Important Indicator Of The State Of The country
‘The Medomsley Heroes’, primarily from N.E. England, were all sexually abused by senior prison officer…
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Prime Minister Theresa May has admitted she was “surprised” to learn that abuse of inmates at Medomsley Detention Centre would not be fully covered by a national inquiry into child sexual abuse.
More than 1,700 people had come forward to claim that they had been victims.
Brian Johnson Greenwell and Alan Bramley had denied misconduct in public office, but were found guilty by a jury at Teesside Crown Court. Greenwell, 71, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years and Bramley, 70, was handed an 18-month prison term.
Former physical training officer Christopher Onslow, 73, was jailed for eight-and-a-half years at Teesside Crown Court after being found guilty of assault and wounding with intent.
The Service Dealt Inadequately With Sexual Abuse
The former director-general of the prison service Martin Narey has admitted that the service dealt inadequately with sexual abuse during his tenure, following a Guardian investigation into the sexual abuse of young offenders by prison officer Neville Husband.
Sir Martin, who went on to be chief executive of Barnardo’s, the charity for vulnerable children, believes that the officers who had failed to report their suspicions should be investigated. “There is hardly a hair’s-breadth of culpability between Neville Husband, who abused children, and any of the staff who apparently knew about this and failed to take their concerns forward. In my view there is a case for the police considering whether their failure to protect children amounted to aiding and abetting.”
Narey, who worked with Husband and was director-general from 1998 to 2003, admitted to the Guardian: “As director-general, I was intolerant of physical abuse and racism and sacked a lot of staff … but at that time there was very little awareness of male-on-male sexual abuse, either in prisons or in wider society.”
Sir Martin, turned his back on them?
‘Little awareness of male-on-male sexual abuse‘ and what does he mean by this?
Does Sir Martin mean that he had never heard of homosexuality before?
Rape is about the men, not about the sexuality of the victim. Is Sir Martin really stating that he is unaware of this fact?
14-year-old Adam Rickwood, became ‘the youngest child to die in custody in this country in over 100 years.’
Five former officers at Medomsley detention centre were gaoled for instances of physical or sexual abuse there.
The UK is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Human Rights of the Child, stating that children should only be incarcerated as a measure of last resort, and for the minimum time possible.
This January G4S was fired from its contract to run the Medway detention centre. Its officers were still unlawfully restraining children.
The state of our prisons is an important indicator of the state of the country, at least of its governance.