Friday, October 27, 2006

Goings on at Wandsworth Prison

Recently a report was published about the goings on inside Wandswirth Prison. The BBC picked up on the report that about half of inmates claimed they had been "victimised". Sound familiar? That's right, the report states that Black and Asian prisoners were more likely to claim said victimisation.

However, not mentioned in the BBC article is another interesting fact from the report. It seems that there has been a surge in Muslim inmates and that there are now plans to turn the chapel into a Mosque. Muslims now make up almost 20% of the population of Wandsworth.

Without seeing the figures it is impossible to say how much of a connection there is between claims of "victimisation" and the upsurge in Muslim inmates; but there probably is some.