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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Number of country's suing the government for Cruel and unusual punishment. Goverment attitude tone deaf and dangerous?

For  inflicting “Cruel and unusual punishment" on prisoners by failing to put in  place policies to protect those who are medically vulnerable from dying of the Covis 19, according to what being disclosed. 
"We are asking for a Emergency court order to compel the government to put measures in place.
A full table published by the Ministry of Justice shows that some jails have had dozens of staff and residents test positive, while others have so far escaped the virus entirely.
The worst-hit jail is Drake Hall women’s prison where 66 people have tested positive, 25 staff and 41 residents. Second-worst is Berwyn, with 59 cases – 25 staff and 34 residents. 
Lucy Frazer QC, the Prisons Minister, disclosed the figures in response to a question in parliament from the Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville-Roberts. The minster pointed out that the figures represent the total numbers who have tested positive since the start of the outbreak,
 As of May 26, when the count was taken, a total of 882 staff and 447 prisoners had tested positive across the 124 prisons in England and Wales. 

The number who had died with the virus by then, according to the Ministry of Justice, was eight staff and 21 prisoners.

The mass testing policy system in the UK where prisoners are only tested if they fall sick. "Public Health England has said the true number of prisoners contracting the virus may be six times greater than the number who have tested positive.

The 10 prisons with the highest number of infections among both staff and prisoners were:
Drake Hall (66)
Berwyn (59)
Humber (51)
Cardiff (45)
Durham (43)
Hewell (43)
Manchester (39)
Altcourse (38)
Risley (36)
Gartree (34)
The 13 prisons with no cases among staff or prisoners were:
East Sutton Park
Guys Marsh
Peterborough (Female)
Warren Hill
Prisons: Coronavirus: Written question - 49084 

 fewer than 100 prisoners were freed. Fraction of the original target will ever be reached. Public Health England, the advisory body which originally called for the release of 16,000 prisoners to eliminate cell-sharing, now says that 5,000 to 5,500 should be freed to allow “headroom” for the segregation of prisoners into different risk groups.
Robert Buckland  said April 4under which low-risk prisoners can be allowed out on an electronic tag up to two months before their release date and that never happened.
“Eligibility criteria and the convoluted process of early release are mired in complexity, risk and dislike” the report said. “The schemes are hard to understand, difficult to explain and close to impossible to deliver, even for a disciplined service like HM Prison and Probation Service.”
Such difficulties would explain the extremely limited uptake of the ECTR programme – which has resulted in the government being left with almost 2,000 surplus tags, acquired at a cost of nearly £4m of tax payers money. A further
 Two baby died in prison cell as they was refused basic care is gross negligence we are sing with the government prisoner health care neglected we have no chance with Covid 19.

It is Indefensible regardless as to whether the lady knew she was pregnant Hospital appointments are frequently cancelled by the prison for quite serious treatments because there is not escort staff available to take them.

Report by the Nuffield Trust in Feb revealed
4 in 10 hospital appointments made for a prisoner were cancelled or missed in 2017-18 alone,  missed appointments cost the NHS £2m'. The way the government is huddling the tax payers money is a scandal which could of gone on the mental health and community of prisoners.
And if there are appointments The study includes examples of prison officers trying to exercise authority over patients’ clinical care to reduce the time spent at hospital in order to return in time to finish their shift.
The findings, collated by academics at University college London  (UCL
Sick inmates are being forced to wait in hospital cupboards before getting treatment, according to a new report.
The study also reveals that inmates are required to undergo intimate medical examinations in the presence of prison guards, which is said to have a damaging affect on their wellbeing, with one describing feeling suicidal afterwards.
Inates reported having no prior knowledge or control over appointments, and experiencing significant delays in treatment due to cancellations and prison-to-prison transfers
The report also raises concern that due to cancellations, prison-to-prison transfers, and other causes of delay; inmates often wait considerably longer than the NHS target of 18 weeks from referral to treatment, which can exacerbate their illness. This represents a complex and challenging area for healthcare. Delayed access to hospital appointments is a harmful consequence of the resource implications associated with transport and security, which could lead to significant adverse health outcomes and legal challenges with covid -19

A report, which was funded by the Wellcome Trust and Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership/
 further damning is another case, a female prisoner spoke of having to have an intimate examination with two officers present: As the doctor was talking to me and  showing me the computer, these two members of staff were there, and they could see everything. “I came back, I was devastated. I was so depressed. I nearly, took my life.”
found that many prisoners felt clinicians often direct their questions and attention at prison officers instead of the patient, making the inmate feel “frustrated, upset and patronised, feeling little more than an observer in relation to their own healthcare”.

There also needs to be accountability and checks that any recommendation made, by those investigating health care and deaths, are implemented effectively and those charges are imbedded and sustained. End the culture of recommendations as it just not applied. 
Uk justice challenged by fear of public and media scrutiny rather than  educated minds
prison where people are treated like people Norway or the Netherlands, we would be wise to follow their example if we want to see less crime. Despite the seriousness of their crimes, however, I found that the loss of liberty was all the punishment they suffered. Norway has no death penalty or life sentence) – they were offered education, training and skill-building programmes. Instead of wings and landings they lived in small "pod" communities within the prison. The teacher explained that all prisons in Norway worked on the same principle, which he believed was the reason the country had, at less than 30%, the lowest reoffending figures in Europe and less than half the rate in the UK. Everybody has to work.
UK Prison destroy  the already complexed minds. over kill the soles of adults and teenagers.
UK prisons have regular acts of serious violence. Across the prison estate, several hundred prisoners took their own lives, and a number were murdered.  Attacks by prison officer alike. horrendous rate of reoffending among released prisoners mostly due to lack of community support and a failing probation.

The punishment is that you lose your freedom. If we treat people like animals when they are in prison they are likely to behave like animals. Norwegians pay attention to you as human beings."
Uk prison seem want to demonstrate there doing something but nothing there is a need modernise what not working
 "There is so much to learn about the people who come to prison," she says. "We need to try to understand how they became criminals, and then help them to change.
But yet tax payers money amounting to 6 million wasted on tags that was not used on top cancelled NHS appointments  for prisoners being a snap shot.  I like to see a New prison Movement and rid the old and all those in it. I’m tired of excuses and no accountability. The same language and ignoring people. it is clear for centuries the justice system is not fit for purpose and one that is tone deaf. 

           Public opinion:  IPP sentence should be reviewed

Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2020 to Question 45346 on Prisons: Coronavirus, how many cases of covid-19 there have been in each prison in England and Wales as of 19 May 2020; and if her Department will publish that data on a weekly basis.