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(en) Stop sexual assaults on Frankland inmates by prison staff.

From John O <FreeSatpalRam@ncadc.demon.co.uk>
Date Mon, 7 Dec 1998 15:11:31 -0500

      A - I N F O S  N E W S  S E R V I C E

Saturday 19 December
11.00am to 12.00pm
HMP Frankland
On Monday 23 November, prison officers carried out a lock down search of
Frankland prison. Two wings were targeted, prisoners were strip searched
and then ordered to squat for anal inspection. A number of prisoners
refused on the grounds that this was a sexual attack on their persons.
Those who refused were forcibly put into segregation, one prisoner had his
hand broken and his ear drum perforated.

A statement released by the Prisoners said:

   "We the undersigned request a barristers opinion to challenge the
legality of what clearly constitutes the arbitrary misuse of power. These
strip searches are designed to humiliate and degrade more than anything
else and we feel that those in positions of authority should be held
accounted for their actions."

This statement was signed by 43 prisoners

For further information ring kathy on:  0121-551-6287

Free Satpal Ram Campaign
PO Box 3241
Birmingham B8 3DP
E-Mail FreeSatpalRam@ncadc.demon.co.uk

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