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News Digest – 7th October 2005

Racism still rife in jails five years
after the murder of Zahid Mubarek
6th October 2005
The prison service will be strongly criticised for continued racial discrimination against ethnic minority inmates by the official report from the Zahid Mubarek inquiry, the Guardian has learned


UK prisoners should get vote, European court rules
6th October 2005
Laws setting out who can and cannot take part in elections are to be rewritten after the European court of human rights today ruled in favour of giving British prisoners the right to vote


Set Farouq Kamara free
4th October 2005
Devout Muslim Mr Kamara blames police for failing to protect his family during six years of racist and Islamophobic abuse. They were forced to flee the Hampshire
village of Stubbington. Mr Kamara, 45, was jailed for five years after admitting carrying a loaded gun.

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  1. Gina says:

    I agree that prisoners should have the vote. Not seriously violent offenders though!
    Why should lesser offenders be denied this right, as the government of any time will impact upon their care in detention.

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