Abolish the CSC system in British prisons
End solitary confinement – Stop the torture now

Free Kevan Thakrar

Thursday 21 July 12.30–2pm

Prison Ombudsman & Independent Monitoring Board,
Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bridge,
London SE1 9HS

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Kevan Thakrar was wrongly convicted of murder and attempted murder in 2008 under “joint enterprise”, the legal rule which means that any member of a group can be convicted of a crime, regardless of whether they committed it. Kevan wasn’t present when the murder took place, but he was sentenced to life with a minimum of 35 years in jail. He was aged 20. 

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In March 2010, Kevan suffered a racist attack by prison officers (see photos, left) and then was charged with assaulting them.

Despite being found not guilty in court of the charges, he continues to be held in solitary confinement, locked in his cell for 23 hours a day, in what is known as a Close Supervision Centre (CSC) - conditions condemned by UN Special Rapporteurs on Torture as “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment".  Approximately 50 prisoners are detained within the CSC nationwide.

NB: In May this year the Supreme Court ruled that joint enterprise had been misinterpreted in the past 30 years - this may affect Kevan’s case.

What you can also do:

Sign the petition calling for a new trial for Kevan and his immediate release from solitary confinement 

Read about Kevan:



Kevan's account of the torture of Solitary Confinement can be read here

Write to Kevan:

Kevan Thakrar


Close Supervision Centre

HMP Wakefield

5 Love Lane



Demonstration Organised by Justice for Kevan Thakrar