If you are a member of a T.U.C. affiliated Trade Union, please send this e-mail to the Prison Officers Association: firstname.lastname@example.org,
and Trades Union Congress: email@example.com
or write your own message.
Dear fellow Trade Union members.
I am writing to you as a fellow member of a TUC affiliated Trade Union [Insert Union].
The reason for my email is to bring to your attention my dismay at the treatment of Kevan Thakrar who is currently being held under the CSC conditions, which can be certainly described as an unnecessarily cruel, torture-like system intended to break people mentally and thus is illegal under international law. It would seem the treatment in this facility has included severe physical, sexual and mental abuse.
While I appreciate your union was not part of the series of events, marked by institutional corruption and incompetence that led to Kevan being wrongly convicted, the inhumane treatment he is undergoing is being perpetrated by your members. This is not appropriate behaviour by Trade Unionists. I appreciate that subsequent court rulings during his imprisonment going in Kevan’s favour may have stuck in the craw of members concerned, but locking him in a torture unit to punish him is an abuse of power, and the decision maker behind it should be ashamed.
I invite you to familiarise yourself with the details of this miscarriage of justice: http://justiceforkevan.org
I look forward in anticipation of a reply from an officer in due course.
Thanks to F.W. R for this