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Aboriginal Legal Service calls for 24-hour hotline to prevent further deaths in police custody

Aboriginal Legal Service calls for 24-hour hotline to prevent further deaths in police custody

The CEO of the WA Aboriginal Legal Service, Dennis Eggington, says round-the-clock access to lawyers could prevent further deaths in police custody.…

Death prompts new call for Yarl’s Wood Immigration Centre to be closed

Death prompts new call for Yarl’s Wood Immigration Centre to be closed

A charity against the detention of refugee women in the UK believes Yarl’s Wood Immigration Centre should be closed down following the death of a woman there earlier this year.…

G4S and Serco pay out £100,000 in youth restraint claims

G4S and Serco pay out £100,000 in youth restraint claims

Fourteen children who were assaulted by G4s and Serco staff while being detained between 2004 and 2008 have received damages following a Guardian investigation.…

Five Sussex Police officers accused of gross misconduct after man dies in custody

Five Sussex Police officers accused of gross misconduct after man dies in custody

Five Sussex Police officers are under investigation following the death of a man in custody. The IPCC has served five Sussex Police officers with gross misconduct notices.…

Secrecy row over police who ‘Tasered innocent man to death’

Secrecy row over police who ‘Tasered innocent man to death’

Five police officers want their identities kept secret at an inquest into the death of Jordan Begley, an innocent man who was shot with a 50,000-volt Taser.…

Lawsuit in police death of man with Down Syndrome can move forward

Lawsuit in police death of man with Down Syndrome can move forward

A federal judge in Maryland ruled Thursday that a wrongful-death lawsuit against three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies can move forward over claims of gross negligence.…

Taser officer will not face charges over fireball death

Taser officer will not face charges over fireball death

The police officer who fired his Taser on a man who died after he was engulfed in flames, will not face criminal charges due to “insufficient evidence.”…

Inmate suicide figures expose human toll of prison crisis

Inmate suicide figures expose human toll of prison crisis

The human toll of the crisis gripping prisons in England and Wales is exposed with new figures obtained by the Guardian revealing that 125 prisoners have killed themselves in 20…