Sunday, 16 March 2008

Horror stories

I was just thinking that I ought to get posting again on this blog as I've hardly done anything since starting it. I've not actually been to the St Mary's Blackfen site listed on the right for a while, so checked it out and came across the horror stories on this post. They are mostly regarding detainees' experiences at Yarls Wood Detention Centre, pretty awful stuff that Britain manages to sweep well and truly under the carpet. It isn't just refugees and asylum seekers who get this sort of treatment ... children in youth prisons have been killed by security officials using 'restraint' holds on them, and it is actually legal in Britain for children in detention to be tortured (the language gets dressed up but not a lot).

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