PUNITIVE & COERCIVE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT
So-Called “Grand Prix” system deemed
Illegal and Abusive by Howard League.
Why you should never vote for Mike Vibert
Nor any other Minister.
Just a very brief post, as I’m trying to get a load of tasks completed before flying out to London tomorrow morning.
I’ll be staying as a guest of a very important ally in the child protection battle – as will one or two other notable campaigners.
But I thought I should alert readers to the imminent publication of a report by the highly respected, independent organisation, the Howard League for Penal Reform.
In the teeth of Jersey oligarchy opposition, I – when I was still Minister for Health & Social Services – invited the Howard League to come to Jersey to enquire into the island’s child custody arrangements.
I’m given to understand that their work is complete – and will be published imminently.
I’m also given to understand – that unlike the Jersey authorities – and unlike their poodle Andrew Williamson – they come to the entirely reasonable and plain and obvious conclusion that locking children up in solitary confinement for weeks and months at a stretch – as under the Grand Prix system and its even worse forebears – was abusive – and therefore illegal.
I’ll try and do a substantive post on the subject by Tuesday evening, but until then, look out for any national media coverage – and in particular the web site of Community Care Magazine.
I used to do an occasional column called “Anatomy of a Spin”, in which I dissected opinion-management at work.
I’m going to revive that concept – later in the week – as the Jersey oligarchy spin on this is, indeed, going to be a thing to behold.
How do you spin the fact that you were 100% wrong – dangerously and appalling so?
I’m sure we’ll see a few fascinating attempts in the coming days.
But there just isn’t going to be any escaping the fact – Vibert, Ozouf, Walker, Ogley, Baudians, Pollard, Lundy – the entire wretched shower – were wrong.
Watch this space.