Transfer Dwayne Fulgence out of HMP Frankland
Dwayne Fulgence has now been held in segregation for 10 months.
“Segregation” is just a euphemism for solitary confinement. Dwayne continues to beheld in his cell for over 23 hours a day, deprived of human contact and all sensory stimulation.
Prolonged solitary confinement can have an, “extremely damaging effect on… mental and somatic and social health” and “some of the harmful psychological effects of isolation can become irreversible” (Bourgass and Hussain §37 & 39).
“Prolonged” solitary confinement is defined here as being confinement for longer than 15 days. Dwayne has been confined for over 10 months.
Dwayne is from London where his family and friends are based. He has repeatedly asked to be moved closer to his support network. Instead, he has cruelly been located as far north as it is possible to go in HMP Frankland.
HMP Frankland is deeply racist and Islamophobic. Dwayne and other Black prisoners in the segregation unit have been subject to constant racist abuse. Muslim prisoners have been given ham sandwiches or denied food completely.
Dwayne has not had anything to eat for four days. He has also arbitrarily been denied access to the phone and to showers. He has no light switch or toilet seat in his cell. Such degrading treatment, on top of solitary confinement, is inexcusable.
Complaints about racist treatment have been dismissed, ignored and minimised. HMP Frankland believe the walls around their prison will mean they can torture our friend with impunity. We must show them that they cannot.