Prisons … again

Stuart Horner is a lifer serving a minimum sentence of 27 years for murdering his uncle. He recently spent about 60 hours protesting on the roof of HM Prison, Manchester, in a T-shirt bearing the message: “It’s not 1990, tell the government we’ve all had enough, sort the whole system”. He was just 10 at the time of the 1990 Strangeways prison riot – the biggest the UK system had ever seen. Someone must have told him about it. The prison may since have changed its name but, evidently, not all its practices. Continue reading