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Should prisoners claim or be given Compensation for being attacked in prison?

  1. Lady_E profile image79
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    Should prisoners claim or be given Compensation for being attacked in prison?

    Ian Huntley - Soham murderer (UK), is suing the prison service for £100,000 after being attacked in prison with a razor. Should he be given this money?

  2. HoopBot profile image59
    HoopBotposted 7 years ago

    The service should be rectified. But as far as I'm concerned, anyone in prison gave up their privileges.

  3. LadyWriter profile image77
    LadyWriterposted 7 years ago

    Read this in the DM the other day - it made my blood boil.  Huntley and others like him such as Roy Whiting (who murdered Sarah Payne) deserve nothing less than the electric chair or hanging, it's a shame capital punishment has been abolished in the UK, it would be reasonable in cases like these where we now have DNA analysis to prove beyond doubt a person's guilt.

    I don't think Huntley should even be allowed to take legal action, never mind be awarded any compensation and I really detest the money-grabbing lawyers who will be prepared to represent him.  What's also annoying is the amount of taxpayers money that will be spent on this legal action.

  4. pippap profile image84
    pippapposted 7 years ago

    Since the prisoners are responsible for being in jail in the first place, the only way they should get any compensation whatsoever for being attacked by another inmate is if the guards were grossly negligent in their job.  If a guard knew of a dangerous situation and failed to act, there might be a case.  However, these people knew what jail would like before they committed the crime; and, chose to do the crime anyway; so, I don't feel any sympathy for them if they don't like the room-mates they find themselves with.

  5. mdscoggins profile image84
    mdscogginsposted 7 years ago

    I worked in a prison and yes whomever is there obviously did something wrong to place themselves there but everyone has the right to be safe. This is not the case in prison many safety rules are overlooked and at times guards purposely take their time to break up fights or attacks as it serves as some form of entertainment. I have also saw women brutally murdered for refusing to bring drugs into the installation among other harassing behavior therefore I beleive in their safe keeping and compensation if the act of crime becomes debilitating to the individual. If they hurt themselves they can be charged because they are "state" property, then the "state" needs to take care of them.

  6. Rickrideshorses profile image87
    Rickrideshorsesposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I think he should. Even though he's in prison he shouldn't just be ''thrown to the wolves''. His punishment is being sent to prison not being attacked. The prison service has a duty to make sure this sort of thing doesn't happen.

  7. profile image61
    Martha Castilloposted 7 years ago

    Prisoner's are still human beings with the same needs for respect and dignity.  Should you be able to beat a dog that is in a cage because he has been bad. NO.  The dog would only come out even more troubled and maybe more vicious.  Once again the courts have the final say.  This is as it should be.  The prisons are a gigantic booming business.  They should protect the people they are paid to protect and if they don't they should pay.

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    Keith Sutherlandposted 7 years ago

    Yes, but then it should immediately be taken off him and paid to the victims family; and if they do not want it give it to charity

  9. SheriSapp profile image60
    SheriSappposted 7 years ago

    IMO, they should throw the violent criminals all in together and set up cameras and let folks watch the carnage on pay-per-view. Maybe they could use the income to help pay our national debt!!

  10. leni sands profile image77
    leni sandsposted 7 years ago

    What about compensation for Holly and Jessica and his murderous attack on them, they never had the opportunity to claim anything, he never gave them that chance  Ian Huntley should not be able to claim compensation but as Keith Sutherland suggests if prisoners do claim compensation for things that happen to them in jail and win, this should be paid directly to that particular prisoners victims....