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Petition to Governor Telfer of HMP Kingston to restore Glyn Razzell's lawful access to the media.

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An independent blogger interested in Miscarriages of Justice entered into correspondence with Glyn Razzell at HMP Kingston with the aim of learning more about his case. In July 2011, she wrote a draft of an article for her blog and sent a copy to Glyn Razzell.

As a result of this, Glyn had his access to a laptop computer withdrawn because he was using it to write to 'a journalist' about his case. This was an unlawful act by the prison because he had a court order that the prison service provide him with a laptop for his CCRC application case work. Also, Prison Service Instruction 37/2010 Para 2.1 states that 'prisoners do not need permission from the governor to read or receive letters from the media', yet staff at HMP Kingston are ignoring this directive.

Glyn's laptop was eventually returned after communication with the home office, a letter to Glyn's MP, Glyn writing to the head Gov HMP, and Glyn following internal complaints procedure. It is not certain what aided the end result - but unfortunately this will not ensure the same thing does not happen again in the future. Glyn is still denied access to the media which is not allowed. He has been told he cannot recieve letters or send letters to the blogger. This is not allowed either. Please sign this petition asking Governor Telfer of HMP Kingston to ensure Glyn has access to the media as is his lawful right.

Thank you.


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