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'Specialist Intervention' at Strangeways prison Manchester by Kevan Thakrar (UK)

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Latest letter from Kevan Thakrar, via a comrade of ABC Brighton:

Unable to break my resolve and provoke me into any violent reaction after three and a half years at HMP Woodhill’s notorious Close Supervision Centre (CSC), I was transferred to the Specialist Intervention Unit (SIU) at HMP Manchester on 13 June 2013. Initially, people would be forgiven for thinking that finally getting off the CSC was a good thing, but when it is discovered that the move was due to Woodhill staff ‘needing respite’, having burned themselves out with their daily actions of brutality, the move is immediately seen in a different light. (more…)

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