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Amir shifted to 'safer' jail, Asif coming to terms

cricket Updated: Nov 09, 2011 01:21 IST

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Convicted for the spot-fixing scandal, Pakistan's tainted pacer Mohammad Amir has been moved from a notorious young offenders detention centre to a more secure and safer rehabilitation centre in the UK.

Amir, who has been sentenced to six months jail term by the crown court last week, has been moved from the Feltham Young Offenders Institution to a Her Majesty's Prison Portland known as Weymouth in Dorset, England, Geo News channel reported.

Apparently the decision may have been influenced by the fact that there is a history of violence at the Feltham institution, where in 2000 a Pakistani boy - Zahid Mubarek - was killed by a white racist psychopath Robert Stewart.

A report by the Commission for Racial Equality found "widespread racism" at the jail with Black and Asian inmates subjected to and unfavourable treatment by wardens.

Asif in 'good spirits'
A close friend of Md Asif's has confirmed to that the former quickie was in good spirits in Category B Wandsworth prison. "It wasn't easy to see him in such a place. After the initial shock of finding himself in prison, he was now in good spirits," stated the source.