British Jail Prisoner Takes Drastic Measure to Protest “Sweltering Heat” in Cells

This isn’t in any way funny, but I had to post about it because of how ludicrous it sounds. Seems a prisoner in an English jail protested the “sweltering heat” in his cell by GOUGING HIS OWN EYES OUT. I guess he showed them. Notice the temperature listed in the article. There must be something else, right?

The man in his 50s is said to have self-inflicted the injuries at HMP Nottingham just days before he was due to be released. The incident occurred as inmates were protesting about the sweltering heat inside their cells and general poor conditions of the prison.East Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to the prison in Sherwood on 21 July to treat a male patient. He was then taken to the Queen’s Medical centre for his injuries. Police were also called to the scene but established that “no crime had taken place”.

A source inside the jail told the Nottingham Post: “Somebody cut their eyes out of their face. He was protesting. “The heat is so high. Prisoners can’t deal with it. They need to let some air in the room. It is only going to get worse.”The incident took place as temperatures hit around 25C (77F) in Nottinghamshire.A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: “A prisoner at HMP Nottingham was taken to hospital following an act of self-harm. Staff reacted quickly and paramedics attended. No other prisoners were involved.

That’s right. 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Just last week, we had nighttime lows that were higher than that. He was scheduled to be released in days. He couldn’t hold on for that much longer? Like I said, there has to be something else to this story.

via Prisoner ‘Gouges Out Own Eyes’ in Protest over Hot Nottingham Cell.

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