2 MARCH 1991, Page 24

Still slopping out

Sir: 'The hard cell' by Taki (9 February) should be no sell at all. The impression he gives is completely out of date.

Pentonville today is well advanced in a rebuilding programme including integral sanitation and enlightened care. Taki should not mislead the public.

Peter Deering

Chairman, Board of Visitors, HM Prison Pentonville, Caledonian Road, London N7