Back

The following is a letter to insidetime, from issue July 2013

HMP Long Lartin ‘radicalising extremists

From Name Withheld– HMP Long Lartin

I am a long serving prisoner here at HMP Long Lartin and heard some really distressing news lately about that poor soldier who was hacked to death on the street by two Muslim radical extremists in London. When the news came through on the TV I was shocked to hear some Muslim prisoners praising the actions of these two extremists and calling them ‘brothers’ and making derogatory comments about the ‘pig soldier’. What I have come to realise in this prison is that these extremist views are not frowned on by other Muslims. I have spoken to other cons about it and heard that this type of behaviour is not uncommon in many prisons throughout England & Wales. The extremist views of these people should be ostracised and acted upon. We are able to cook our own food here but if we attempt to cook pork in the communal kitchen it is deemed dangerous, even a threat to your life. The kitchen is usually occupied by 90% Muslims and we have been told if we cook pork we will be stabbed. There have been incidents here where people have been targeted and pressured and bullied into converting to Islam. I am writing to inform people of these radical extremists views in this prison where I see no official steps being taken to combat them. Young Muslim men are being radicalised in here and one day they may commit acts of terrorism in this country. There seems to be nothing being done here to stop it and people are scared to speak out. I hope we get some feedback from this; it needs to be sorted out.



Back to top

Comments about this letter

19/7/2013 Susan Antrobus -

I bet nothing's being done about this because our own people seem to think foreigners are more important than their own native British brothers and sisiters.

21/7/2013 Cobra

No your wrong Susan. Anything said against certain groups is seen as racism. example on TV about the traffiking of poor innocent children by ASians which were thankfully convicted.

The Senio officer said "He didn't want to be seen as racist" but sorry it dosen't matter what colour, race or religon if your breaking the law you should be delt with accordingly.

And my old classic. After being attacked by an Asian in Middlesbrough I got a knock on the door and it was the police. The officer said and I quote "I was going to arrest you, but considering your injuries I have decided not to".

Now I am a fully paid up member of the racist squad and you know what.... I am proud of it. And dammed ashamed to be British.....

Post a comment

Summary of letters in the Mailbag for July 2013
You should be ashamed of yourself
Stuart Hall wrongly convicted
Victimised by canteen packers
Unlawful Obstruction of Complaints
Putting a price on justice
The death of legal assistance
Without Prejudice
Writing is also a job
When it comes to pay, prison is a Third World Country
Just what is the point
Medical confidentiality means nothing
Prison slavery
Different standards
Stop your moaning
Criminal and depressing
A message to Priti Patel MP...stop pointing the finger
No rehabilitation without education
Learning phased out by A4e
Mentoring is good news
English literature makes me a better thief
Extremist hypocrites
Current page: HMP Long Lartin ‘radicalising extremists
Revamp recall procedures
Changes to IEP
Forgotten IPPs
Kafka lives
Rule 39 mail – again
More than an inconvenience
Prisons are too easy
PSI’s must be there for a reason
Bullying and descrimination
We agree with Grayling...
Not a game
Mr Grayling, are you listening
Grayling’s nonsense...

insidetime

Inside Time Latest Issue

Issue : July 2014

Headlines | Mailbag | Poems
Book List | PSI Updates

Advert

Back Issues

 
Back Issues

View backissues and extras

Browse and Search Tools

View headlines by category
Search headlines | All headlines
Search mailbag | All mailbag
Search poems | All poems

July 2014 Headlines
> Lifer Loses Case But Wins New Guidance For All
> Parole Boards bingo with real lives
> Prisoner property
> Help for Irish prisoners worldwide
> Osborn, IPP and the Parole Board six months on...
> Education of the heart
> Labelling all accusers ‘victims’ will pervert the course of justice
> ROTL: what’s happening?
> The beige tinted reality of prison
> How to achieve your right to be forgotten
> Month by Month - July 2014
> Be prepared, get prepared
> Open Road
> Jonathan King writes
> May mayhem
> A postcard from the Isle of Man
> Probation Service vs private profit: the impact on service users and staff
> The timeline of a prison complaint
> Finding my way through Grayling’s maze: A prisoner’s struggle to get a book
> Classic miscarriage of justice TV shows go live
> From over the wall
> We Are Family
> Sussex Prisoners’ Families
> Fresh evidence and the CCRC
> Divorce - free again
> Forensic evidence and expert witnesses in criminal cases
> Been nicked? What now
> An honest investment … honestly

About Us

About insidetime
Directors
Editorial Team

InsidePoetry Book

insidepoetry book New! Volume 5 of
insidepoetry book
is now available!

A collection of poems by prisoners of all backgrounds.

Availabe to buy from this site! Volume 1,2,3 and 4 are also still available and you can SAVE by purchasing bundles!

USP Service

USP from Inside Time

The Useful Services for Prisoners scheme from insidetime provides discounts, vouchers and other benefits from USP Group Members for Prisoners, their families and legal advisors. Click the image above to read more about it.

Subscribe

You can subscribe to insidetime Newspaper and get the paper each month delivered to your door!

Advertise

Advertise your business or solicitors office to a highly defined target audience.

Other Publications

Inside Time has produced a number of books and publications you can purchase online.

Advert

Contact Us

All contact info for the Operations office and the Editorial Team.

Site Map

Our site map page contains links to all pages on the insidetime site.

External Links

We have a number of external websites which you may be interested on our Links Page.

Social Networking


insideinformation

Inside Information

Prisons

Everything you need to know about visiting people in prison; procedures, opening times, directions etc.

Comprehensive information about each prison regime; lock down times, facilities, healthcare etc.

*NEW* Detailed information about IRC - Immigration Removal Centres.

insideinformation Book

insideinformation book
The insideinformation book

A comprehensive guide to prisons and prison related services, designed and compiled by former prisoners.

Advert

Help and Support

Various pages of information for help and support organisations and networks for those in custody as well as recently released. Also information for friends and family.

Grants and Funding

This grants and funding pdf document aims to meet the need of prisoners and ex-offenders for accurate, up to date information on the supplementary funding available to prisoners.

Rules and Regulations

Information on rules & regulations used throughout the prison service.

Glossary of Terms

The Glossary of Prison Related Terms explains what all the acronyms and terms stand for with prison related matters. Includes links to external sites to further explain things.

Fact Sheets

We have produced many Prison Related Fact Sheets inc. Legal Fact Sheets, Parole Fact Sheets and Other related information.

Advert

Find a Solicitor

You can search our solicitor database for listings of solicitors in your area that provide the services you require.

Find a Barrister

You can search our barrister database for listings of barristers in your area that provide the services you require.

Address Finder

You can search our address database in many ways to retrieve contact information for all those elusive addresses you need in a hurry.

Prison Law pdf

This document provides details of leading training providers who offer sound professional training.

Other Publications

Inside Information has produced a number of books and publications you can purchase online.

Site Map

Our site map page contains links to all pages on the insideinformation site.

Contact Us

Use the Contact Us Feedback form to send us suggestions, plus our address and phone numbers.

Advert




insidejustice

Inside Justice

insidejustice was launched in July 2010 to investigate alleged miscarriages of justice.

Full introduction is on the insidejustice homepage

insidejustice Cases

insidejustice Articles & Reviews

insidejustice Advisory Panel Members

insidejustice Sponsors page

insidejusticecontact details