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Petition : No Children’s Super-Prison

Petition : No Children’s Super-Prison

Branded a 'secure college', the government is planning to build one of the largest children's prisons in Europe. At a cost of £85 million, they plan to coop up 320…

‘Deaths in custody is a problem we need to put right’

‘Deaths in custody is a problem we need to put right’

The death of a loved one is a devastating time for any family. But when that death involves a vulnerable person in police custody, questions must be asked. Far too…

Trayvon Martin’s mother on racial profiling

Trayvon Martin’s mother on racial profiling

Trayvon Martin’s parents attended a discussion on racial profiling at the University of Utah on Thursday. The back of Dennis Barrett’s shirt read: Hoody… $35. Skittles + Iced Tea… $2.65.…

Luton councillors give unanimous support to ‘Leon’s Law’

Luton councillors give unanimous support to ‘Leon’s Law’

Campaigners have moved once step closer to the implementation of 'Leon's Law', after Luton councillors unanimously voted to support the use of body worn cameras by police officers. 'Leon's Law'…

Why so many find the Mark Duggan verdict hard to accept

Why so many find the Mark Duggan verdict hard to accept

You learn as a barrister that it is usually very unwise to second-guess a jury. However unpalatable or surprising a verdict might be, you respect a jury's conclusions and you…

Family of man who died in custody meet health minister

Family of man who died in custody meet health minister

The family of an Exeter man who died after being restrained in police custody have met with the minister with responsibility for mental health services. Thomas Orchard's family joined those…

Street triage team to tackle mental health emergencies

Street triage team to tackle mental health emergencies

A scheme has started to ensure people with mental health issues in the West Midlands are kept out of custody and receive the right treatment. The Street Triage scheme will…

Care not Custody is a promise worth keeping

Care not Custody is a promise worth keeping

We welcome the announcement of the government's determination to keep its Care not Custody promise (Hopes mental health nurses in courts will cut reoffending rates, 4 January). However, we note…