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Monday, 7 December 11 am
Sam Weinstein, Payday men’s network: 07947609429
Almost 60 organisations demand that RCP stop endorsing cruel and
inhumane prison segregation units
demanding that the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) withdraw
the “Enabling Environment” it is awarding to prison Close
Supervision Centres (CSCs) – segregation units – will be
presented to the RCP by a socially distanced delegation on 7
signed by nearly 60 organizations and 200 individuals,
including Prof. Angela Davis, author and anti-racist campaigner
Selma James, former Chief Inspector of Prisons Lord Ramsbotham,
miscarriage of justice victim Winston Silcott, Prof. Benjamin
Zephaniah and a number of practicing psychiatrists.
letter is being co-ordinated by Legal Action for Women and
Payday men’s network (which includes survivors of solitary
confinement) in association with current and former prisoners
and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Victoria Childs.
as places with “a positive and effective social environment”.
Prisoners say they are locked in their cells for up to 24 hours
a day, fed through a hatch and isolated from family and outside
support. Prisoners report attacks from guards who have then
faced no punishment and complain that there is no transparent
process to decide who is placed in the CSS and therefore “no way
50% of prisoners held in CSCs are Muslim,
while the Muslim population of the UK is under 5%, it must be
assumed that institutionalised racism is also at play.
who has been held in a CSC for over 10 years says: