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Thread #162079   Message #3855469
Posted By: Senoufou
16-May-17 - 04:29 PM
Thread Name: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
Subject: RE: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
Well I don't myself believe that Brady was living a horror inside prison. Firstly, he appeared to have no remorse, but on the contrary enjoyed controlling the Police and the Press by half-hinting he would tell where he'd buried Keith, then deciding not to say after all. He wrote to many journalists and had visits from various people.

Secondly, 'lifers' in prison are allowed to have a huge number of items in their cells, including books, music systems, TV, hobby and craft materials, musical instruments, a computer and so on. I know this as I've visited an inmate in HMP Parkhurst, (a Category A prison) and the Officers told me it made searching cells very difficult having so much 'stuff' to wade through.

There are also various classes and education opportunities, art and creative writing, a gym and sometimes even a swimming pool. Clean bedding is provided weekly, and all laundry is catered for. Food is adequate (tasted daily by the Governor) and there is always a Chaplain, Imam and Rabbi for spiritual counsel and worship.

I wouldn't call any of this horrific.
The only punishment it offers is one's lack of liberty.

I wouldn't want them hung up by their toes and flogged daily, but prison life in UK isn't all that terrible.