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Send Detention Centre

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will detail the sanctions being imposed by the prison officers at Send detention centre and the effect these are having on the regime and the consequences for his proposed short, sharp shock experiment.

The industrial action at Send detention centre, which lasted from 21 to 26 February, included refusal to accept offenders committed by magistrates' courts and some Crown courts, restriction of education, inmates' employment and probation officers' work, and refusal to allow family and social visits. It is not expected to have any effect on the pilot project.