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05 September 2008

Stripped to the core: personal thoughts on leaving prison - preview

Sylvia Boyes, of Craven and Keighley AM, describes her experiences in New Hall prison and questions whether strip-searching has a place in our prison system

Earlier this year I was sent to prison
  • From 15 to 25 July I was on the Substance Misuse Unit in HMP New Hall, West Yorkshire, sent there for non-payment of fines resulting from various anti-nuclear actions
  • It was nothing to do with drugs but everything to do with the misuse of dangerous substances – nuclear bombs

  • All new prisoners are put onto that wing but are usually then removed to another
  • To be kept on that wing for eleven days was probably because the prison was full and I was in for a short sentence, but it did not make me happy

  • Sylvia Boyes

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