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Shaun Beasley’s death partly due to neglect, jury rules

Shaun Beasley’s death partly due to neglect, jury rules

Two private companies with lucrative prison and police contracts across Britain have been criticised by a jury for the role they played in the suicide of a vulnerable inmate with…

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…

Inquest into death of Tony Davies hears of changes to CCTV in prison vans

Inquest into death of Tony Davies hears of changes to CCTV in prison vans

Changes have been made to CCTV systems in prison vans after a suspect died while being transported to a police custody centre. An inquest into the death of Tony Davies…

Despite its popularity, the death penalty kills innocents

Despite its popularity, the death penalty kills innocents

The University of Michigan law school and Northwestern University have just compiled a database of over 2,000 United States prisoners exonerated between 1999 and the present day. The last time…

IPCC: is it time to put down police’s pet watchdog?

IPCC: is it time to put down police’s pet watchdog?

As a series of scandals continue to rock the cops, Socialist Worker shows that the organisation that is supposed to police the police is worse than useless. The Independent Police…

Nigerian Prisons: Death traps or reform centres?

Nigerian Prisons: Death traps or reform centres?

Prisons in Nigeria are dehumanising. Olaolu Olusina, with additional reports from Davidson Iriekpen and Chiemele Ezeobi, examine the state of the nation’s prisons as well as the various attempts at…

How to Deal with the FIT!

How to Deal with the FIT!

The police snoop on protests and protesters in many ways. They call it ‘intelligence gathering’. Some of this is done by murky methods, with undercover police and informants, but a…