The newly arrived prisoner from Peterborough jail refused to hand over open-toed sandals and a strappy top which were allowed at Peterborough.
She was then "restrained, relocated to the segregation unit and had her clothes cut off her as she was forcibly strip-searched", Mr Hardwick said.Fair enough. They might be allowed, but they need to be searched for contraband first. I'd have used a chainsaw, rather than a pair of scissors..
Describing the use of force as neither necessary nor proportionate, the Chief Inspector of Prisons said a manager's approval was not obtained and there was no attempt to resolve the issue in other ways.Such as? Put her on the naughty step?
Mr Hardwick added: "Punishments were excessive and cellular confinement was used too often."Are we sure Hardwick isn't Ann Owers in drag?