Prisoner Martin Tate in Welsh language phone call row


The Prison Service has been accused of undermining the rights of a Welsh speaking inmate by preventing him using his own language during phone calls home.

Martin Tate, from Caernarfon, is serving a 16-month sentence at HMP Holme House in Stockton-on-Tees on Teeside.

His constituency MP, Hywel Williams, has taken up the case with the prison management.

The Prison Service say he can use Welsh but only if he gives them 48 hours notice.

Roger Pinney reports.

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