Deaf Prisoners.

Mr Jones made this Freedom of Information request to HM Prison Service

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From: Mr Jones

29 April 2011

Dear HM Prison Service,

Please could you provide the following information:

1. How many prisoners in the UK are deaf?

2. Where and in what numbers are these deaf prisoners held?

3. What, if any, policies and/or procedures does HM Prison service
have in respect of the treatment of deaf prisoners?

4. What policy/procedures, if any, does HM Prison Service have in
respect of:

a) Keeping deaf prisoners safe from physical and psychological
harm?
b) Effective communication with deaf prisoners?
c) Ensuring deaf prisoners are fully included in all prison
activities/amenities?
d) Ensuring equality of ability to communicate with family and
legal representatives?

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jones

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From: Mr Jones

1 June 2011

Dear HM Prison Service,

By law, the authority should normally have responded promptly and
by 31 May 2011.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jones

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From: Bearwish, David [NOMS]

1 June 2011


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Mr Jones,

Apologies - response sent on 27/5/11 was not sent to the full address
provided.

Hope this finds you well.

David Bearwish
Business & Budget Manager to
Chris Barnett-Page
Acting Head of Equalities Group

Equalities Group:
3.16 Clive House
70 Petty France
LONDON
SW1H 9EX
Tel: 0300 047 5269

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