Amir shifted to safer prison in UK

London, Nov 9: Pakistan's cricketer Muhammad Amir, who was jailed for his involvement in last year's spot fixing scandal, would soon be transferred from the notorious Feltham Young Offenders Institut...

London, Nov 9: Pakistan's cricketer Muhammad Amir, who was jailed for his involvement in last year's spot fixing scandal, would soon be transferred from the notorious Feltham Young Offenders Institution to the much-safer Her Majesty's Prison Portland in Weymouth.
The Prison Service's Youth Justice Board in England has given the order after Amir showed "extremely good behavior," The Dawn reports.
The news comes just days after reports claimed that Muhammad Asif, also convicted in the scandal, would be moved from the high security Wandsworth Prison in South London where he is currently imprisoned along with Salman Butt, the third player involved.
According to reports, Amir will have access to every kind of facility at the centre in Weymouth where he can play sports, attend education classes, exercise at the gym, use internet and take part in charitable events after a month or so, including collecting money for the local charities.
A report by the Commission for Racial Equality compiled seven years ago had found "widespread racism" at the Feltham Young Offenders Institution, with Black and Asian inmates subjected to bullying and unfavourable treatment by wardens.
The instant decision to relocate Amir has been made to avoid any such incident and a potential controversy that could harm diplomatic relations between Pakistan and England. ANI

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