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Shackling of prisoners denounced

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7078.393a (Published 08 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:393
  1. Jessica Westall, Clegg scholar
  1. BMJ

    The head of the British prison service has said that shackling of prisoners in hospital should not occur. This follows the inquiry into the case of 25 year old prisoner Geoffrey Thomas, who died in January of cancer while chained to his hospice bed.

    Richard Tilt, …

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