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McCollum and Brown and the end of death row

McCollum and Brown and the end of death row

Last week, North Carolina released the 145th and 146th prisoners (Henry McCollum and his half-brother, Leon Brown) from death row for wrongful conviction.…

50th Anniversary: How Ruth Ellis helped abolish capital punishment in Britain

50th Anniversary: How Ruth Ellis helped abolish capital punishment in Britain

Fifty years ago today [13 August], two convicted murderers were escorted from their cells to the gallows with their arms strapped to their backs. Ellis' death sentence sparked…

Custody Deaths & Abuse

Azelle Rodney murder case: Ex-police marksman bailed

Azelle Rodney murder case: Ex-police marksman bailed

A former police firearms officer who is accused of the murder of Azelle Rodney has…

Handcuffed black youth shot himself to death, says Coroner

Handcuffed black youth shot himself to death, says Coroner

A coroner’s report obtained exclusively by NBC News directly contradicts the police version of how…

Family of dad who died in police custody welcomes new support for relatives

Family of dad who died in police custody welcomes new support for relatives

The family of a dad who died in police custody has welcomed the launch of…

Event Bookings : Harris Review Public Hearing

Event Bookings : Harris Review Public Hearing

The Harris Review into self-inflicted deaths in National Offender Management Service custody of 18-24 year…

Breaking News & Digests

Arsema Dawit inquest: Police ‘not serious over threats’

Arsema Dawit inquest: Police ‘not serious over threats’

The family of a schoolgirl viciously stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend have told her inquest the police did not take seriously the threats he had made to…

Man shot dead by police in London was ‘threatening ex-partner with knife’

Man shot dead by police in London was ‘threatening ex-partner with knife’

A woman has told investigators her ex-partner was pinning her against a wall at knifepoint when he was shot dead by police. A police marksman shot dead a…

The law of joint enterprise needs review, leading academics tell MPs

The law of joint enterprise needs review, leading academics tell MPs

MPs on the Justice Select Committee were told that the law of joint enterprise can cause miscarriages of justice and needs to be reviewed.…

Appeals, Petitions

Petition: Free Melanie Shaw

Petition: Free Melanie Shaw

Members of the public present at the hearing in Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 25th July 2014, described a muddled hearing…

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Civil Protest

Ferguson: 31 arrested as huge show of [police] force fails to quell unrest

Police arrested 31 as they clashed with protesters in another night of gunfire, teargas and chaos in Ferguson 10 days after the shooting of Michael Brown.…

Human Rights

Beheadings remain integral part of Saudi justice system

The beheading of Pakistani national Izzat Gul for drug trafficking was Saudi Arabia's 46th such execution for 2014, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).…

Race & Society

Civil rights probe into Trayvon Martin shooting still active

Attorney General Eric Holder said that the federal civil rights investigation into the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin remains active, noting “recent developments” in the case.…

Prison Deaths

Alarm over deaths and suicides at HMP Pentonville Prison ‘warehouse’

Campaigners are calling for action following an alarming rise in the number of deaths and suicides at Pentonville Prison.…

Research & Reports

‘My life was taken away for six years’ says Kamal

Kamal arrived in the UK when he was just 14. Wrongly assessed as an adult, he was subsequently detained and suffered from poor legal advice.…

Refugees & Asylum

Investigation under way after immigration centre death

An investigation has been launched after a man died at an immigration removal centre on Friday. Disorder broke out at Morton Hall centre in Lincolnshire after the…

Print & Film

Events : Screenings of Riots Reframed

Riots Reframed was catapulted into the public arena in 2013 with a spectacular launch night and a remarkable series of screenings, hosted locally, nationally and internationally. From…

What's On Events

Event Bookings : Harris Review Public Hearing

The Harris Review into self-inflicted deaths in National Offender Management Service custody of 18-24 year olds is holding a Public Hearing.…

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