Report of HMP Cardiff Protest

Officer White was named and shamed as the officer targeting vulnerable prisoners, those on IPP sentences and the mentally ill. Outside the prison campaigners called for him to be sacked. The police apparently tried to facilitate a meeting with the Governor but he refused to meet the protesters.

Prisoners waving toilet roll banners

The prisoners and the protestors made a lot of noise and kids gave out leaflets to the public. Members of the IWW, Prisoners Voice, No Prisons De Cymru and Smash IPP were there to support the women orgaising the demo who had had members of their family targeted by Officer White. Families and friends of IPP prisoners as well as an IPP prisoner recently released were present holding placards. They read;

Sack Officer White!

“Sack Officer White, He thinks Abuse is Right”

“Where is the Justice – Free IPP’s, Free Kiya Smith”

“IPP Killed My Cousin – Mark Campbell”

“Free Aaron Madden”

“Give My Brother a Date”

“Smash IPP – Set them Free”

This is just the beginning – take a look at the roundup of events for this month – fighting for IPP Prisoners! http://smashipp.noflag.org.uk/roundup-of-events-smash-ipp-fortnight-of-action/