The uses of euphemism: inflicting pain on imprisoned children
11 November 2013
INQUEST co-director Deborah Coles has contributed to an article by INQUEST Trustee Dexter Dias about the unacceptable use of pain in restraining detained children and young people. Deborah said, '‘The euphemistic use of language simply masks the truth of what they’re doing to vulnerable children. Which is hurting them. And subjecting them to fear and violence." INQUEST worked with Dexter Dias on the Gareth Myatt inquest. 15 year old Gareth died following restraint at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre.
The full article, published by the Fabian Society, can be read here
‘I would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported me through [my brother's] inquest. We could not have got the justice he deserves without the help of inquest and our amazingly brilliant legal team, my gratitude and heartfelt wishes to each and everyone of you.’
– Sister of a man who died in prison