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
Asked to sign the Petition for Maurice Kirk, I did so & added the comment below: (Highlighted now are my thoughts on where the real blame lies, variations from my original Comment being in red.)
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“As some will know, I speak with authority on this subject, authority born of hard experience. The problem is how to tell the horrific truth without being accused of wild exaggeration. Exaggeration is impossible: It IS horrific! The innocence of those who think we can appeal to the humanity of the Quislings who now rule Britain is touching. They are without humanity, shame, conscience or soul, at least as bad as the Nazis, but less honest!
The courts are run by a Legal/Judicial Mafia, Stasi Police carry out their dirty work. Prisons are fiefdoms run by thugs, some sophisticated, who reach high rank, some just brutal. The few who are not thugs are never promoted & just plod on, restrained from blowing the whistle by fear of losing their pensions.
The tragedy is not that Tyrannical Oligarchs should act as they do, but that the bulk of the British People allow them such power, grateful for the perks from being part of the Orwellian Police State, too stoned on ”The Opium of the Masses’ to care, or too spineless to protest. The few who do dare to protest are in great danger, evidenced by the treatment meted out to Maurice Kirk, me & others who suffered even worse! Continue reading
Posted in Access to Justice, Campaigning, Fair Trial, HM Court Services, HMP Swansea, Law Enforcement, Police, South Wales Police
Tagged BBC, British People, HM Prison Cardiff, HM Prison Swansea, Karl Marx, Maurice Kirk, Norman Scarth, Theresa May
In the wake of Mr Nick Hardwick’s inspection of HMP Swansea, this is to ask what prevents you from ensuring that Mr Kirk
- gets the medical attention he has been needing for weeks;
- can telephone not only his sister but also his McKenzie Friends and has access to his money for that purpose;
- can advance his proceedings as directed by HHJ Seys Llewellyn, since he has to act as Litigant in Person?
More on http://wp.me/p13xk8-xO and http://kirkflyingvet.com/blogs/news/default.aspx
Whilst writing, can you assure me that emails sent via Email a Prisoner do get delivered, and with what kind of delay?
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Sabine K McNeill
Co-Founder, Association of McKenzie Friends, > 30,000 visits since Feb 2012
…assisting Litigants in Person as Public Interest Advocates
Blogger, Victims Unite! > 360,000 visits since August 2010
… empowering victims of financial exploitation and legal oppression
Web publisher and McKenzie Friend, Flying Vet and Flying Vet challenges South Wales Police
… advancing the Cause for Litigants in Person: > 24,000 visitors since August 2010
WANTED: Fair Trials and Compensation > 500 signatures & 14,300 page views
… painfully renewed in its necessity as the Flying Vet is in HMP Swansea with a serious medical condition
Organiser, Forum for Stable Currencies – meetings in Westminster since 1998
… advocating Economic Democracy through Freedom from National Debt
Posted in Access to Justice, Fair Trial, HM Court Services, HMP Swansea, Law Enforcement, South Wales Police
Tagged Forum for Stable Currencies, HM Prison Swansea, Litigant, Litigant in person, London, McKenzie Friend, Nick Hardwick, South Wales Police
The Flying Vet Maurice Kirk should be celebrated for his activities as pilot and veterinary surgeon. But South Wales Police have been after him for some 20 years and managed to get his licence revoked, besides keeping him fraudulently in prison for a total of some 4 years.
This time he’s been in HMP Cardiff and HMP Swansea since 14 October 2013 and South Wales Police want to keep him until March 2015.
BUT now that Maurice had the luck of a Prison Inspectorate three day visit to Swansea, he has found his condition slightly eased to include:
- use of free letters to court
- use of recorded delivery service
- more ‘association time’
- staff actually doing a few things eg Dr visiting him in situ,
- delivery of a held up letter from 3rd July 2014 etc
- more access to printing.
Posted in Access to Justice, Caswell Clinic, HM Court Services, HMP Swansea, Law Enforcement, MAPPA, NHS, Police, South Wales Police
Tagged Abuse of process, HM Prison Cardiff, HM Prison Swansea, HMP Swansea, Maurice, Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements, South Wales, South Wales Police