A Last Stand for Justice
The following report, images and audio are from some of the last prison demo’s staged by Pauline. Her resolve was strong as ever
Protesting mother is arrested at prison demonstration
published: 6th February 2008
A mum protesting outside Styal prison following the death of a woman inmate was arrested. Pauline Campbell organised a peaceful protest at the prison to mark the death of Lisa Marley, who was found hanging in a cell last month. But the mum, whose 18-year-old daughter Sarah died after taking an overdose of prescription drugs at the prison in 2003, was arrested after standing in front of two prison vans trying to enter the grounds.
An eyewitness said Pauline, 60, was `wrestled to the ground’ by four police officers before being dragged into a waiting police van. She was shouting that the prison was unsafe as she was led away. As the officers placed Pauline in handcuffs, prisoners began banging on the windows of the vans, the eyewitness said. The vans had to wait 20 minutes before going in to the prison.
Pauline had organised the protest in memory of Lisa who was the first woman prisoner to die in custody this year.
Audio Report >
Audio of Pauline Campbell leading demonstration outside Holloway women’s prison on 16th January 2008
Images from the Holloway demo >
MyLondon Diary: Police converge on Pauline as she tries to show her poster to an approaching prison van