The prison issued a statement this morning that Marian had been transferred to hospital. She remains in the prison.
Posted by Jim on June 22, 2012
by Bernadette Devlin Mc Aliskey
They had attempted to move her to a psychiatric unit as a prisoner but this requiires invoking powers under the mental health act – the prison medical officer has already given evidence last week that this course of action would be counterproductive and inappropriate as she is not psychotic. She is suffering from trauma created by her environment of incarceration. The chief medical officer has now sought to override this evidence today before the UN visit on Monday
- to transfer her to the psychiatric hospital without her informed consent adds another dimnesion to the violation of her rights – family issuing a statement and I believe her lawyers will be trying to get into court today. So maybe we are at make or break. Urgent alert s and e-mails to Ford would be good