The woman was found following an unannounced visit to HMP Bronzefield (Wiki Comms)
Female prisoner found during visit to HMP Bronzefield (Wiki Comms)
A British prison has been criticised for holding a female prisoner in a “squalid” segregation cell for more than five years, which campaigners have said amounted to torture.
The woman was found during an unannounced visit by prison inspectors to HMP Bronzefield near Ashford, Surrey, in April.
A report by the chief of prison inspections Nick Hardwick described how inspectors were “dismayed” to find that one prisoner who had already been in the segregation unit for three years in 2010 was still there when they arrived again in 2013.
Hardwick described her cell as “unkempt and squalid” and said that she was seldom allowed to leave it…
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