Our thanks to Tom Caulfield, our Technical Director and the man behind all the 400+ conference videos since 2016 (having filmed and/or edited them) for this from today’s Mail on Sunday. The full article:
– Free family calls for male prisoners have been scrapped – but women will keep the perk
– Jail bosses introduced the system after lockdown restrictions meant visits were banned
– But the Ministry of Justice decided in October that men could do without their £5 phone credit, though women still needed the freebie
Free family calls for male prisoners have been scrapped – but women will keep the perk.
Jail bosses introduced the system after lockdown restrictions meant visits were banned.
But the Ministry of Justice decided in October that men could do without their £5 phone credit, though women still needed the freebie.
A spokesman cited a higher rate of self-harm among female prisoners: a rise of two per cent in women’s prisons compared to a 16 per cent fall in male jails in the year to June 2021. [J4MB: Even if these statistics are true – which I very much doubt – this is a scandalous and disingenuous justification for this further brutalisation of male prisoners. Because men are so much more likely than women to be sent to prison for the same offences, the ratio of male to female prisoners is 20:1 and increasing as women’s prisons are being closed and more men’s prisons opened. MANY more male prisoners are self-harming – including committing suicide – than female prisoners.]
But charities expressed concern that inmates are still having Covid-related mental health issues.
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