CRE to probe claims of racism in prisons

first_img Previous Article Next Article TheCommission for Racial Equality has launched a formal investigation into racialdiscrimination in the prison service after revelations that an employee atBrixton prison was racially harassed.Brixton isone of three institutions that the CRE will scrutinise in its eight-monthinvestigation, after employment tribunals found evidence of institutionalracism at the prison.Thetribunals upheld complaints made by prison officer Claude Johnson thatgovernors ignored complaints from employees of racial harassment (News, 7November).If theinvestigation reveals evidence of unlawful racial discrimination, the CRE canforce the Prison Service to comply with a legally binding non-discriminationNotice, requiring action to stop racially discriminating practices andbehaviour.CRE chairGrubby Singh said: “CRE Commissioners are deeply concerned at someincidents of proven racial discrimination in the service. That is why we aretaking the exceptional step of launching a formal investigation.” CRE to probe claims of racism in prisonsOn 21 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img