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Saturday 6 November 2010

Moorland Jail rioting

Following three nights of rioting at Moorland Jail, during which extensive damage was done, 250 offenders have been relocated to other prisons. Riot police were called in when prisoners refused to return to their cells in the evening. A blossoming street corner gang culture was blamed for the trouble.
Why should the prison staff be subjected to this trauma when they go to work? Shouldn't the authorities be more concerned with the welfare of their staff than the Human Rights of prisoners? Lock  up those convicted of serious offences and don't let them out for the duration of their detention. Keep them all in solitary in sound proof rooms, with no intermingling, no visitors, no conjugal rights and no liberty, whatsoever, to do what they want. Prisoners should remember; if they can't do the time, don't do the crime.

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