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.

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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.....

5/11/2014 Scarlett -

I have just seen this news story I am disgusted I wish I had more powers to do something about it, I know someone in This prison now suddenly there Muslim and now it makes total sense these people are not bad people they just have no choice yes this problem being left undelt with will create a broader amount of terrorism there on there last legs there the worst ones you want to turn dark the lights already switched off give these people some faith show them a different path can leopards change there spots who knows ? But maybe you could change yours and some will follow suit ? In life some will never change but have hope in the others if you don't who will ?

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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...


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