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Police made accountable for the care of prisoners

Police made accountable for the care of prisoners

Police officers delegating duties to privately contracted staff in custody suites will be held ultimately responsible for the standard of care and treatment given to detainees, according to new government…

Story of The Lucasville Five (a case in history)

Story of The Lucasville Five (a case in history)

The Lucasville 5 are five prisoners who were framed for the murder of snitches and guards in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot. The 1993 riot and hostage taking was one…

In Texas, arguing that heat can be a death sentence for prisoners

In Texas, arguing that heat can be a death sentence for prisoners

Last summer’s record-breaking heat wave had a grim impact on Texas, playing a role in the deaths of roughly 150 people. Many of them were found in their homes or…

Vulnerable children ‘at risk’ in new protection system

Vulnerable children ‘at risk’ in new protection system

Some of England's most vulnerable children may lose out under planned changes to the child protection system, a new campaign group has argued. The government wants to cut bureaucracy and…

Sean Rigg: police used unnecessary force, jury finds

Sean Rigg: police used unnecessary force, jury finds

In one of the most damning verdicts in recent times concerning a death in custody, the jury in the inquest of Sean Rigg, found that the Metropolitan police made a…

Forward thinking policing

Forward thinking policing

The Howard League has set itself the task of stemming the flow of people into the penal system and the first point of contact, where we can have the biggest…

Court tosses death penalty in Arkansas

Court tosses death penalty in Arkansas

The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state's execution law today, calling it unconstitutional. In a split decision, the high court sided with 10 death row inmates who argued that,…

The terrible anomaly of deaths in mental health detention

The terrible anomaly of deaths in mental health detention

The death of Janey Antoniou ("Campaign calls for open investigations into deaths of mental health patients", News) brought into sharp focus the serious anomaly that exists when someone dies in…