Institutional racism at Feltham YOI contributed to death, inquiry told

Institutional racism in the Prison Service and Feltham Young
Offender Institution contributed to the murder of Zahid Mubarek by
Robert Stewart, it was alleged at the Mubarek inquiry today.
The Mubarek family’s counsel, Patrick O’Connor QC, told
the inquiry that it was because of institutional racism that
Stewart was allowed to share a cell with Mubarek despite being
identified as a racist.
A racist letter written by Stewart was intercepted by staff at
Feltham YOI before the murder took place, but the boys were not
split up.
O’Connor said that there was no need for there to be
intentions or motives behind racism and that it could be
Mubarek, 19, died in hospital in March 2000 seven days after being
battered with a table leg by his cellmate Robert Stewart at Feltham

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