Double bunking leads to more crime not less .
This is from a statement given in his cell by an inmate to a lawyer, who has taken it up with prison management and Ministers . This supposedly occurred over a board game by an inmate who wasn’t taking his anti psychotic medication .
- “He kept hitting me in the back of the head. I pressed the button . He backs off. Says if you ask for help, I will break the remote. As soon as intercom answered I said “help me” . He broke the remote. Straight away. He picked up the radio and smahed it to the ground. Within 20 seconds of saying help , I was covered in blood from my head. The guards kept saying I must have instigated i . I never fought back . I needed stitches & have broken teeth and nose. This is the 3rd time. Last time , I wanted to press charges , but Police never came .”
The Police have now been called , belatedly .
Arthur Taylor is TDBs Prisoner Rights Blogger, currently in jail