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Resurgence of America’s debtor prisons

Resurgence of America’s debtor prisons

More than a third of all US states allow borrowers of money who find themselves unable to repay their debts in harsh economic times to be jailed. US fudges have…

Jail term cuts will bring more victims

Jail term cuts will bring more victims

Labor leader Ed Miliband has warned a decision by the British government to give convicts shorter prison sentences could lead to an unwanted increase in the number of victims. Miliband,…

Campaigner: ‘Pressure cuts deaths in custody’

Campaigner: ‘Pressure cuts deaths in custody’

Tippa Naphtali is the cousin of Mikey Powell, who died in police custody in 2003. He spoke to Socialist Worker. "We are launching a campaign to call for every police…

Obama’s failure to close Guantanamo is complete

Obama’s failure to close Guantanamo is complete

The announcement on 4 April 2011 by US Attorney General Eric Holder that the alleged 9/11 conspirators will face trial by military commissions at Guantanamo Bay hails the complete failure…

Metropolitan Police apology over Daniel Morgan murder

Metropolitan Police apology over Daniel Morgan murder

Scotland Yard has apologised to the family of a private detective killed in south-east London in 1987, for a corrupt investigation into his death. Daniel Morgan, 37, was found with…

Supreme Court declines case of Troy Davis

Supreme Court declines case of Troy Davis

The US Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the appeal of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis, whose loud and persistent claims of innocence attracted the support of death penalty opponents…

4th anniversary of Gilly Mundy’s death

4th anniversary of Gilly Mundy’s death

17 March 2011 will mark four years since the death of one of the stalwarts of the campaign movement against deaths in police custody and abuse by police and prison…

Nick Clegg snubs ‘UFO hacker’s’ mum

Nick Clegg snubs ‘UFO hacker’s’ mum

Janis Sharp, who lives in Brookmans Park, had written to the Deputy Prime Minister asking for a meeting to discuss her Asperger’s sufferer son’s case, only to be given the…