Digital copy of Exhibit 10: Draft of an unpublished press release by Witness 65 providing her experiences, as a mother, of her son's time at Les Chênes (Greenfields). [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 65's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 28 August 2014 [C/D/AW1/B3/10/WS000445].

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Gives details about the circumstances surrounding her son being admitted to Les Chênes in 2002. Expresses anger at response to the report by the Howard League for Penal Reform, particularly with respect to claims that children were not held in solitary confinement as per the findings of the Howard League Report and accounts given by Witness 65, her son and other former residents at Les Chênes. Gives details of conditions at Les Chênes, impact of sustained time spent in solitary confinement on son in terms of developing depression and self-harming. Describes son being prescribed large amount of medication by the consultant General Practitioner at Les Chênes and attempts to obtain treatment in the United Kingdom for her son. Gives details of son being transferred to the Young Offenders Institute at HM Prison La Moye aged 15, and subsequent difficulties with respect to reintegration into the community after leaving prison. Descriptions of son's experiences with the Grand Prix system whilst at Greenfields. Expresses dismay that treatment son suffered took place after the Kathie Bull Report was published. Refers to financial impact of experiences with respect to both Witness 65 and the States of Jersey. Finishes with reflecting on emotional impact of abuse suffered by former residents of Haut de la Garenne, Blanche Pierre and Les Chênes.


Bull, Kathie, Dr
Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Greenfields Centre
Haut de la Garenne
HM Prison, La Moye
Howard League for Penal Reform
Les Chênes Children's Home
Social Services
States of Jersey
Young Offenders Institute


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