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Digital copy of Pages 1 to 4 of an Officer's Report by Detective Constable Adrienne Ruddlesden, Operation Rectangle to the Senior Investigating Officer, Operation Rectangle concerning the overall investigation of Les Chênes. [Some details redacted].
July 28th 2008 - July 28th 2008
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Refers to the investigation of Les Chênes having been initiated by Detective Constable [Shane] Evans and Detective Constable [Dave] O'Grady to investigate offences by [a member of staff at Les Chênes]. Outlines situation regarding actions created, statements obtained, actions resulted or referred and actions outstanding, referring to assistance to the investigation provided by Civilian Investigator Howard Harries and Polcie Constable Andy Linsell. Introduction: Refers to the opening of Les Chênes in 1977 and an overview of the function, admission policy and facilities at Les Chênes. Refers to the renaming of Les Chênes to Greenfields in 2003 following an independent review conducted by Dr Kathy [Kathie] Bull. Also refers to the introduction of the Grand Prix system at Greenfields by [the member of staff] in charge, outlining the four stages of the system: qualifier, grid, track and the pits. Notes that the same system was in place at La Moye, noting comments by HM Inspectorate of Prisons about the system. Mentions the construction of a new building and closure of the old building in 2006. Refers to allegations by residents concerning inappropriate behaviour at Les Chênes, including allegations of physical assault against four members of staff including Mario Lundy. Refers to decision to research the policies in place when offences are alleged to have occurred. Research: Refers to a review of the Les Chênes General Policy document covering the period 1980 to 1992. Outlines observations of the review in respect of guidelines, policies and procedures in operation at Les Chênes with reference to contemporary regulations and laws. Includes comments the handbook, staff training and the Merit Award System, referring to a complaint made by [a member of staff] about the Grand Prix System in January 2007. Refers to involvement of Senator Stuart Syvret and details of conclusions of subsequent review of the regime at Greenfields conducted by Chris Callender, Assistant Director of the Howard League for Penal Reform. Refers to an inquiry conducted by Andrew Williamson in August 2007, referring to allegations of abuse disclosed during this inquiry. Includes reference to a discussion regarding a new remand system introduced in 2003, providing an explanation of Level 1 remand and Level 2 remand. Conclusion: Refers to complaints of emotional and psychological abuse made by a former resident of Greenfields, noting that no allegations of physical or sexual abuse were made by him. Also includes comments about other complaints made, commenting on level of force exerted by staff during restraint and allegations of common assaults made by former residents. Outlines action taken in relation to tracing residents, including action to be taken in this regard.
Bull, Kathie, Dr
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