Charity: Tappin could face 'terrifying' conditions in jail

The head of the UK charity Prisoners Abroad has said she is concerned that Christopher Tappin may face "dangerous and terrifying conditions" if he is made to spend his sentence at a prison in the US:

While the situation is not the same in every American prison, our staff have to deal daily with the devastating emotional and psychological effects on people and their families of the struggle to survive in often dangerous and terrifying conditions in United States prisons ...

Prisoners Abroad supports and advises many prisoners and their families through the transfer application process, and recognises that serving a sentence on home soil can spare prisoners and their families great emotional strain.

– Pauline Crowe, Chief Executive, Prisoners Abroad


Brit sentenced for arms dealing

Extradited British businessman Christopher Tappin has been given a 33-month prison sentence for arms dealing after striking a deal with prosecutors in the US. He has also been fined £7,095.