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Wormwood Scrubs 'neglected' disabled inmate, mother claims

A mother from north west London has alleged neglect of her disabled son in Wormwood Scrubs prison "almost killed him".

Anne Hall's son, Daniel, 30, who has serious health problems, was jailed in July after pleading guilty to trying to smuggle cocaine hidden in his wheelchair through Heathrow Airport.

Within weeks of starting his sentence he was in intensive care with heart failure.

The Ministry of Justice said the allegations would be resolved in the courts, where the case is currently being considered by a High Court judge, but added all prisoners have access to the same level of NHS services as those in the community.

Mrs Hall and Kaleem Naeem, the inmate's friend, spoke to BBC London's Nick Beake.

  • 12 Sep 2012
  • From the section London