In Wandsworth Prison, London, being tortured and harassed is part of daily life, and the screws abuse their power as a matter of routine. But we don’t want to be a silent accomplice to this shameful state of affairs, and someone inside has shared with us some of the horrible things that have happened over the last few days. You can help to break the silence by sharing what follows – and check our blog for updates on an action in the next few days, and other steps you can take. Solidarity is our weapon, against isolation and state-sanctioned torture!
“F (the name is keep anonymous for safety reason) was going to have a shower after work, an officer having given him a permit to go earlier, when another came and locked him in the cell without letting him take the shower. On top of this there was a prisoner outside the cell smoking quietly, who couldn’t have a shower after a shift of picking up trash, and in this hot weather… His cell-mate started getting very ill in the last few days (blood in his stool and vomiting blood; he even called his grandma to tell her he was going to die). F yesterday spent the whole night calling the guards asking to rescue the guy but they didn’t give a fuck.”