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When Ms Price was sentenced to 7 nights in prison for contempt of court the judge didn’t get involved with how the prison authorities might make that work.  Ms Price has phocomelia which affects both her arms and both her legs as a result of thalidomide. This means she suffers from chronic kidney problems and has extremely restricted mobility, relying on an electric wheelchair to move about. After a cold and uncomfortable night in a police cell where she was forced to sleep in her wheelchair which she was unable to re-charge, Price was moved to a prison which was incapable of coping with her complex needs. It was impossible to deliver basic care like help using the toilet with dignity within the prison, and even the governor realised that the prison was not able to meet her needs. Ms Price claimed that she had been subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment, and she won her claim because although the prison authorities were not deliberately cruel, not accommodating her special needs resulted in a very uncomfortable and upsetting experience for Ms Price. This case changed the way the Ministry of Justice deals with prisoners who have a disability.