The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Lies, Damn Lies, and POA Statements

The media gave a shamefully easy and uncritical ride to this self-serving and mendacious statement by a senior Prison Officers' Association official.
Here is a reasoned riposte from someone who knows a bit about it.
There are a lot of things that need sorting out in our prisons, including the mental health issue that I have often written about. Marcel Berlins adds his informed opinion here.