Ranjini’s friend Lesley Walker sent us this message yesterday. It makes for tough reading – but it’s a reminder of what we are trying to do.
“I spoke to Ranjini in Villawood Housing yesterday. She is very sad. Again disrespectful treatment from Serco staff adds to her troubles. She addressed these issues a couple of months ago, & there was some improvement, an apology even. But now it is recurring.”They are angry with me, with the boys”. She will not go’ outside’ to activities because Serco guards shadow her & the boys – people think we are terrorists, that we are dangerous. All 3 are stigmatised & humiliated. She also feels sorry about her sons’ poor behaviour which has manifested since they were abruptly taken from their father & family home 7 MONTHS AGO. “They used to be such good boys. Everything is changed”, she said. I remember her little boys at Inverbrackie Detention Centre – they were quiet, polite, respectful … everyone was fond of them. Ranjini worries that this awful confinement-during-confinement
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