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Prison doctor faces misconduct charge after speaking out

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 20 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:141

A prison doctor who made public allegations about violence by prison officers against inmates is to face formal disciplinary charges for gross misconduct. Dr Simon Danson, who has worked at Glasgow's Barlinnie jail for six years, claims that he was right to speak out and plans to defend the charges against him.

Dr Danson was suspended in October after making a series …

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