Muslim prisoners have been subjected to racism by prison officers
since the London bombings, the Zahid Mubarek inquiry has
Inmates in London told a focus group that racism came
“predominantly” from officers rather than other prisoners, and
cited one incident where they claimed officers kicked a Muslim
inmate as he prayed.
The inquiry was also told of the case of an Asian male offender
whose repeated requests for moving cell were “ignored” when he was
being threatened by an “openly racist” cell-mate.
The findings emerged as the inquiry began a series of six seminars
examining issues including racism and cell-sharing.