Published October 24, 2014 by misty534

Friday 17th October Melanie Shaw was released on bail with extreme bail conditions, she was released without any medication which she needs on a daily basis, which caused a lot of problems for her and those caring for her.  Just to give you an idea of how Melanie looked when she was released from HMP Peterborough

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Melanie was continually mentally and physically abused whilst in the care of HMP, her medication was given when they felt like giving it, she was locked up for 23.5 hours a day in solitude for days on end, her cell regularly trashed and searched by the guards, even on her birthday! the worst of all, Melanie had a leg ulcer which, was closed when she went into prison, upon specialists advice she had been treating this with Manuka honey, a well known treatment for wounds that will not heal.

Her leg became infected again whilst in the care of HMP Peterborough and they refused to send Maline to the hospital or even supply her with the Manuka Honey, which friends had sent to the prison for her, this was thrown away! One very large pot sent by a pensioner also just thrown in the bin, and nothing was said to Melanie.

This was the state of her leg upon her release on bail


HMP gave Melanie dish cloths to dress this horrifying wound which has now

spread to her foot and ankle

Melanie will be on trial on Tuesday 28th October at Nottingham Crown Court on trumped up charges of arson, up to date, no evidence has been presented to the Courts.

Melanie is not the only one to be mistreated at this prison

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READ MORE http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2523016/Pregnant-woman-miscarried-privately-run-prison-forced-clear-blood-cell-floor.html

Peterborough Prison: No disciplinary action over miscarriage claim

An inquiry into allegations that a woman who suffered a miscarriage in a prison was forced to clean up after herself has found no disciplinary action was needed.

The woman lost her baby at Peterborough Prison, run by private firm Sodexo.

A Sodexo inquiry found she had received the same care she would have received outside prison.

Shadow justice minister Jenny Chapman said she had serious concerns about the inquiry and doubted its conclusions.

‘More information sought’

“It is difficult to believe she has received the same care as she would outside prison – such as pain relief, support and counselling,” she said.

Ms Chapman said she would be seeking more information from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

“We need to get to the bottom of this,” she added. “I will talk with ministers and ask if they are satisfied this has been properly dealt with.”

Leicester Crown Court heard in December that the woman was left to clean up after herself while the foetus remained in her cell, after the miscarriage in November.

The BBC has found that an inquiry by Sodexo, which runs the prison, found no-one should be disciplined.

In response to a BBC Freedom of Information request, the MoJ said: “A prisoner at HMP Peterborough received medical treatment in connection with a miscarriage in the early hours of 23 November, having arrived at the prison the previous day.

“She was fully assessed by a healthcare professional when she entered the prison.

‘Correct care’

“Sodexo Justice Services, the prison contractor, conducted an investigation and has shared its findings with the National Offender Management Service (NOMS).

“I can confirm that the Sodexo investigation found that no disciplinary action was necessary in connection with the incident.

“Having considered the findings and the facts of the case, NOMS agrees that this position is correct and that the care, advice and treatment given to the person concerned were equivalent to what would have been prescribed to someone in the community who had presented with the same symptoms.”

A Prison Service spokeswoman told the BBC: “We have a duty of care to all prisoners. We have considered the findings and agree that the care, advice and treatment given were equivalent to that which would have been received by someone in the community.”

In December Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told the House of Commons, after the issue was raised by Ms Chapman, that if the claims were true it was “wholly unacceptable”.


for more information on Melanie please read



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