Thank you for signing
opposing the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ (RCP)
endorsement of prison Close Supervision Centres (CSCs) –
segregation units where prisoners are held in conditions
which amount to solitary confinement.
organisations have signed along with over 200 individuals
including Prof. Angela Davis, author and anti-racist
campaigner Selma James, former Chief Inspector of Prisons
Lord Ramsbotham, miscarriage of justice victim Winston
Silcott, Prof. Benjamin Zephaniah and a number of practicing
We are handing in the
letter to the RCP this coming Monday, 7th
December 2020 at 11am London time with a small,
socially-distanced delegation. We will also give it to the
Ministry of State for Justice, as well as the shadow
We would appreciate
your help to publicise this and to put pressure on the RCP
to withdraw its endorsement of CSCs which is covering up for
abuse of prisoners.
If you are on Twitter,
could you please tweet at the RCP (@rcpsych) on
Monday 7 December demanding that they stop endorsing prison
CSC segregation units. We suggest an image and tweet below.
Please tag Payday in your tweets - @PaydayRTK. For those of
you who are not on Twitter, please phone Dr Adrian James at
020 723 52351 or write to him on the
which can be found here and
demand an end to their endorsement of these barbaric
Prisoners say CSC
segregation units “inflict massive psychological harm';
Amnesty Intl says CSCs are “cruel, inhumane, degrading”.
CSCs are racist as > 50% of prisoners there are Muslim. The
accreditation aims to hide this abuse. More info
We will also tweet
from the Monday delegation, please keep an eye and retweet
if you can.
Thanks for all the
help and support so many of you have given to this campaign
which does not end here. We are working on various
follow-up activities including a webinar on the resistance
to segregation units spearheaded by prisoners and the
illegitimate use of psychiatry as a cover for repressive
measures in detention centres and prisons.
Yours in solidarity,
Niki Adams for Legal
Action for Women
Sam Weinstein for Payday men’s network