Prisoners’ Letters. HMP Durham Squalid. From D.N. HMP Durham.

The following is a letter to insidetime, from issue January 2013

HMP Durham squalid

From D N – HMP Durham

I am writing to let you know about the squalid conditions of Durham jail. I hope this letter will prompt a much-needed inspection by HMCIP, and hopefully result in the necessary changes being made. This is by far the dirtiest prison I’ve ever been held in. We can only shower for 5 days of the week, the state of the cells is appalling, with no assistance or encouragement from staff to provide cleaning equipment. I haven’t seen a single sterilising tablet since I arrived here.

The first 8 or so complaint forms I have submitted have either been ignored or returned un-actioned without any investigation or resolution. The basic human rights of inmates and the conformity to PSOs/PSIs are frequently ignored on a daily basis and the governors here do nothing to provide satisfactory incarceration. The list of serious problems here are too numerous for a letter and would be tedious to read. But please, please print this letter so that it can highlight the fact that there are problems here that need addressing, urgently.

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~ by alexa8584 on January 7, 2013.

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