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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…

Warnings of deaths in custody as WA prison population explodes

Warnings of deaths in custody as WA prison population explodes

Staying in Western Australia, despite the booming economy, the state has seen a surge in its prison population, and there are warnings today that prison overcrowding along with a lack…

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…

“Prisons have made efforts to improve” says Frances Crook

“Prisons have made efforts to improve” says Frances Crook

I have spent a lot of time in prisons recently and want to share some of my experiences and thoughts so I will do a series of blogs about how…

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…