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Geoff Coggan on prisoners’ demonstrations at Gartree

Title
Geoff Coggan on prisoners’ demonstrations at Gartree
Genre
Interview
TX Date
14 Oct 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:03:30
Description
Geoff Coggan, Secretary of the National Prisoners’ Movement, explains the reasons for prisoner demonstrations at Gartree Prison. Coggan claims that prisoners are being drugged to keep them under control and that the demonstrations at Gartree began after prisoner Michael Blake was sedated. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Geoff Coggan
Keywords
Prisons; Demonstrations; Drugs; Prisoners; Leicestershire; Social control; Gartree Prison; HMP Gartree; Michael Blake

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