Maurice’s sister wrote to HMP Bristol how appalled she was at the treatment of her brother. What difference does it make? Her letter is on the latest post on his site.
If an MEP were to write, would that make a difference?
If a petition were launched to the EU Parliament, which Human Rights violations should it address:
- access to justice?
- fair trial?
Cover-up of a false medical report commissioned by South Wales Police isn’t foreseen!
A faked ‘restraining order’ neither.
They just hope that an old man with serious medical conditions will go away by dying. Who cares Continue reading
Maurice’s drama is certainly more dramatic than any fiction writer could have dreamt it up. It’s been suggested to get to the gist of it. Well, I did that in 2009 after I met him. See Summaries.
Last night I received a number of documents that he could PRINT – with a 2-week delay – which helps since his hand writing is hard to decipher – due to arthritis.
Here are some of his stories. “There must be a book in this (Masonic?) fairy tale”, he wrote on 03 November 2014:
“Just had my wheelchair confiscated as ‘too dangerous’ (without admitting cooked adjudication hearing last week – to get ‘assault’ conviction just prior to Parole Board Hearing.”
Is that enough for today? Continue reading
Release Maurice from HMP Swansea asap.
You can’t make it up: the ‘frozen’ establishment where nobody dares to move vs the nearly 300 people who at least put their name to our petition to Here is the latest email from Maurice’s sister:
“I have just received a frightening phone call from ‘a fellow prisoner’ with good English (foreign) who reported that M wanted me to know that his wheelchair has been confiscated (are they going to mend it?!) but this means he cannot leave his cell to attend the medical line up for whatever treatment they are giving him (analgesics?). Neither can he get to a phone which must be against Prison Rules. Andy Phillips the security governor who is under orders from the MAPPA committee has denied him access to his laptop so that he is unable to continue work on his various legal issues.
As he is now on £4 a week and is denied the use of the free postage scheme to the courts (only allowed when the Prison Inspectorate were on the premises) he is unable to access the courts. Continue reading
English: HM Prison, Swansea Home sweet home! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So far, 294 supporters have signed the petition to release Maurice from HMP Swansea.
Here’s what I just wrote to them:
3 Nov 2014 — Long term supporter Guido has just published this news from Maurise’s sister on his website www.kirkflyingvet.com:
“It is clear that the staff in Swansea Gaol have been given orders to completely ignore requests from Maurice Kirk. This will have been done by MAPPA via the ‘governor’ in charge of security Andy Phillips who accused Maurice of assaulting him from his almost defunct wheelchair. Maurice was aware that at least two CCTV cameras would have recorded the event but this evidence was never used.
Adjudication was booked for last Monday (27th October) but the chairman of the Independent Monitoring Board was in and spoke with Maurice so it was delayed to allow Maurice to get a lawyer. Despite phone numbers supplied the Prison (MAPPA) refused to allow him to make a call to a lawyer. The Wednesday was fixed for a hearing but again the IMB member was available; it was delayed again so witnesses could be identified. On Friday it was suddenly called when there was no independent witness (IMB report of Swansea for Yr 2012/13 mentions that frequently adjudications were held without them because of short notice). An internal governor was the adjudicator,(Jaeger). Maurice was denied access to a lawyer, CCTV evidence and the witness he wanted to call was called by the Prison to sing lies on their behalf having changed his story. (He was a prison officer who had told Maurice that he had not been aware at the time that an assault had taken place even though he was feet away!) This was because no assault DID TAKE PLACE. Now Maurice is on the lowest level of ‘privileges’; access only to £4 a week canteen money (stamps, pens, paper, envelopes), reduced time of free association, access to cd’s etc etc, a situation he never climbed out of at HMP Cardiff.
This is all to blacken his Parole Hearing as they have no grounds to keep him locked up as admitted by members of Probation (also under MAPPA) Continue reading