Reaction to prison governor’s letter

Title
Reaction to prison governor’s letter
Genre
News report; Interview; Speech; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
19 Nov 1981
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:04:48
Description
Report on the reaction to a letter to The Times newspaper (19/11/81) by John McCarthy, Governor of Wormwood Scrubs Prison in London, in which he described the prison as being like a penal dustbin. Speakers include: Tony Fitzpatrick, Prison Governors Association; Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister; Geoffrey Norman, Magistrates Association; Lord Harris (John Henry Harris); Geoff Coggan of the prisoners’ rights group, PROP. Female reporter not identified.
Contributors
Margaret Thatcher; Geoff Coggan; Tony Fitzpatrick; John Henry Harris; Geoffrey Norman
Keywords
Administration of justice; London; Prisons; Rights of prisoners; Living conditions; Prison officers; Prisoners; Wormwood Scrubs; John McCarthy; Times (newspaper)

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