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Ian Huntley could get £20k compensation.. by Spursfan on 23 March 2010 8:49am
 
..for being attacked whilst in prison.

I am in two minds about this - part of me (the main part I have to say!) thinks he deserves whatever he gets in the sense of being beaten up or whatever. But there is still a tiny part of me that feels that, no matter what he has done, his basic human rights should remain intact.

However, having said that I certainly DO NOT believe he should be paid compensation!!!

What does everyone else think? (For those of you not living in the UK the crime he committed is mentioned in the article):

"Soham murderer Ian Huntley could be awarded £20,000 compensation after his throat was allegedly slashed during an attack in prison, reports suggest.
Huntley may sue the Prison Service for negligence, according to media reports after the attack by a fellow prisoner left him needing hospital treatment.
The 36-year-old's throat was reportedly slashed during an assault in Frankland Prison, County Durham, where he is serving two life sentences for murdering schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

The Prison Service has not said what Huntley's current state is in the jail, but said after the attack that his condition was not life-threatening. A spokesman said: "A prisoner at HMP Frankland was assaulted by another prisoner at about 3.25pm on Sunday March 21. The prisoner was taken to outside hospital for treatment but has now returned to prison."
Prison officials launched an investigation into what happened. It was reported that Huntley's throat was slashed with a makeshift knife, and the child killer was found by prison staff lying in a pool of blood.
He was convicted in December 2003 of murdering Holly and Jessica, who were both 10, after they vanished from their homes in Soham, Cambridgeshire, in August 2002. The murder of the two girls sent shockwaves across the country.
Huntley, a caretaker at the secondary school in Soham, and his then girlfriend Maxine Carr, a teaching assistant in Holly and Jessica's junior school class, initially told police they knew nothing of the circumstances surrounding the girls' disappearance. But it emerged at their trial at the Old Bailey that Huntley had met Holly and Jessica as they walked past his home, enticed them inside and killed them before hiding their remains.
Huntley was given two life terms after being convicted of the girls' murders. Carr was jailed after being convicted of perverting the course of justice and has now been released from prison.
Colin Moses, from the Prison Officers' Association (POA), said prison safety was an issue that had to be addressed. He told the BBC: "What we are asking for, right up to Jack Straw and his ministers, is zero tolerance to violence in our prisons. We have more violent prisons than we've ever had before. We want to see action taken to safeguard staff, safeguard inmates and safeguard the public.""
 
Re: Ian Huntley could get £20k compensation.. by johnnythemonkey on 23 March 2010 1:35pm
 
When the picture of those two beautiful young girls was shown again on television I wanted to cry. They would now be aged 17, the same age as my youngest daughter.
 
Re: Ian Huntley could get £20k compensation.. by bIG bLOGGER on 23 March 2010 2:24pm
 
Ian Huntley was attacked on Sunday 21st March,in HMP Frankland. Back in 2005,when he was in HMP Wakefield Prison,Huntley was attacked by an inmate who threw scalding water over him. This time he ended up in a pool of his own blood.


On 13th March 2010 there occurred another violent attack in Frankland Jail,County Durham,by a prisoner serving a 32-year sentence.
In this one,3 prison officers were attacked by this inmate and had to be hospitalised.
Frankland Jail holds some "very challenging" prisoners it seems,such as those with terrorist connections in the UK,those with severe personality disorders who are not in mental hospitals,those with connections to gangs and gang violence,and those who have sexual perversions who have been convicted of sexually-motivated crimes such as the afore-named Ian Huntley.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wear/8566693.stm
 



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