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Response to the HMPPS Consultation on the Use of Force Policy Framework

2 June 2020

“The use of force in prison is the ultimate expression of the power imbalance in prisons. The consequences of state authorised use of force by officers in a coercive environment can be grave and vast. It led to the tragic deaths of two children, Gareth Myatt and Adam Rickwood, in 2004. It reinforces cultures of violence and can leave prisoners and staff traumatised and with a stinging sense of injustice.”

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