Thursday, June 14, 2012

Engerlaaaand!

In a fit of patriotism the nick rearranged meal times to allow a clear period to watch the footie. Pity this overlooked the fact that 200 men working outside, returning after an 11 hour day, found the kitchen doors firmly welded shut.

Now I can add hunger and ineptitude to my long list of reasons to dislike our national game.

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  1. Ben has just been grounded for 35 days! He had a go at the kitchen staff for not getting fed (see today's blog post) and has lost his job, single cell, his town visits and home leave. A sharp reminder that open prison is still in fact prison.

    No doubt a blog post on the event will be forthcoming.

    Ed.

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  2. I have just read that because Ben objected to the no food he has been grounded for 35 days, he's lost his job, his single cell and his town leave.

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  3. After 32 years, you'd think they would give the guy a break!

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    1. The fact of the matter is that while there will be screws who indeed think he has spent enough time behind bars, there will *also* be those wishing/wanting/willing to trip him up at the first opportunity. I personally believe that things like the snap of him on the beach will have done little to further his cause or release plans. It's the nature of the beast in which he dwells.

      Step (even more) lightly in there Ben....

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  4. just keep ya mouth shut and get yourself out of there.
    keep smiling
    x

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  5. Oh, this is a bloody disgrace, it really is!

    Ben was perfectly justified in complaining that there was no food available after he got in from work, but it seems that there are those amongst the goon squad who are absolutely determined to destroy his chances (and it's almost certain that his Parole Board hearing next month will now go against him as a result).

    Is there anything any of us outside can do, such as an e-mail of protest to PS HQ or even the twerp at Sudbury who made this decision?

    Stay strong, Ben (and 'Ed').

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  6. It's amazing how such a simple thing as changing mealtime can have such a massive repercussion. I've posted my own thoughts on this blog post on my own blog too!

    www.jennifer-turner.org

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  7. I'm fairly certain that the prison has a duty under Article 3 of the ECHR to feed its prisoners. Given a complaint is needed to enforce his rights under this, that also brings in Article 14 (right to remedy). Not aimed at Ben as I am sure he already knows this, but aimed at showing to everyone else how out of line the Prison is being.

    Surely it can't be that hard to arrange food. Even putting some aside and microwaving it would take maybe one person 10 minutes. This really just seems stupid and illegal on so many levels.

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  8. Bloody idiot goes along way to explain 30 plus years inside for A ten year tarriff. Ben needs to grow up learn to keep mouth shut. I still think he along with all murderers should never be realised and he should thank his lucky stars and our soft legal system he is being given a chance and what does he do fuck up.

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    1. I see the "life should mean life" brigade are back... Have you really thought the argument through?

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  9. I don't see an argument. Murder is murder. The worst crime anyone can commit. The punishment should reflect it. Ok very simplistic I admit. I am sure more ppl feel the same as me that don't.

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    1. 'Murder is murder'? Really? Ben was fourteen when he killed - and it was during a fight. Is that the same as someone like Levi Bellfield? Should it attract the same punishment?

      Funnily enough, the US is turning against the 'life means life' and 'lock 'em up' mantra (particularly believe it or not, the Republicans). They've realised that they've ended up throwing shed loads of money at something that is worthless. Moreoever, because of the harsh sentences, they've ended up paying not only for the incarceration but the healthcare (and ultimately palliative care) for all the elderly and infirm prisoners who could have safely been released while in decent enough health.

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    2. And what's to stop him getting into another fight and murders someone else..... And Levi should never be released. And life being life brigade yes always.

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    3. >What's stopping him getting into another fight and murders someone else...

      Nothing. But we don't lock people up for what they *might* do in the future. And murders have the lowest rates of reoffence of any criminal with recidivism rates of 1.2%. Still much greater than the wider population but, as I said, we don't lock people up for what the haven't done yet because for ever 1 murderer we lock up who would have killed again, we would imprison 99 that wouldn't. Ever watched Minority Report?

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    4. No but we lock ppl up for what they have done in the past..... 1.2 percent mAy be low but tell that to the grieving relations. And yes maybe harsh on those 99 but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

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  10. Parole hearing next month and you pick a fight with a Screw. Time timing, Ben! It is the long-suffering Editor I feel sorry for.

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  11. "Parole hearing next month and you pick a fight with a Screw."

    Er, where did you get that from? The Editor said that "He had a go at the kitchen staff", something which as I said earlier he was perfectly entitled to do given the balls-up he found on his return from work. Nowhere is there anything about "picking a fight" with anyone.

    I think some people who post here get a thrill of sadistic delight from the thought that Ben might be being screwed over (pun intended) by the sort of malicious jobsworths who seem to infest the criminal justice system of this country; anything that goes wrong is deemed in their eyes automatically to be Ben's fault.

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    1. Where as your opinion its automatically not.

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    2. No, not automatically, but because there has been no evidence posted here to support your assumption that Ben 'picked a fight'. You automatically assumed that he did; that's why I question your motives.

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