‘Grab a Muslim’ prison game, officers suspended over allegations
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Tuesday December 20 2016
The Sun newspaper reports eight prison officers at a Nottingham jail have been suspended pending an investigation into a “racist game” where they allegedly “goaded Muslim inmates until they had to be restrained” and then “kept score” with Muslims prisoners “worth the most points”.
The newspaper claims eight prison guards have been suspended, one of whom has been arrested in connection with other allegations pertaining to alleged bribes and drug related offences.
The Sun claims the prison guards goaded the inmates, targeting “mostly Black and Asian prisoners” with white prisoners “picked on” if they were “converts to the religion or drug addicts.”
Betting is alleged to have taken place among the group of guards with WhatsApp messages employed to “keep score”.
The newspaper cites a source who said: “The officers are said to have engineered a confrontation so they could have reason to restrain inmates. The language they are said to have used was vile.”
The newspaper claims officers’ phones and computers are now being scoured for the WhatsApp messages.
The officers are also “facing claims they smuggled new psychoactive substance Spice, steroids and heroin substitute Subutex into the prison.”
Police have confirmed the arrest of a 28 year old man on suspicion of conspiracy to cause actual bodily harm. The man is currently on bail.
The Prison Service told the paper the police investigation into the alleged offences made it “inappropriate to comment”.