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John Bowden Reports: Restrained ‘by law’

John Bowden Reports: Restrained ‘by law’

In 2004 15 year old Gareth Myatt died whilst being “restrained” by three members of staff at a privatized children’s prison called Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre in Warwickshire. In the…

Why aren’t Black deaths in custody an election issue?

Why aren’t Black deaths in custody an election issue?

In all the 2010 election brouhaha about fairness in society, no political party has made the alarming number of deaths of Black people in police custody a priority. However, thanks…

Film on ‘suicide’ teen Adam Rickwood

Film on ‘suicide’ teen Adam Rickwood

A hard hitting documentary detailing the death in custody of Burnley teenager Adam Rickwood hopes to shed new light on his alleged suicide. It really is heartbreaking to watch and…

Female inmate dies after 4 hours in a 108-degree cell

Female inmate dies after 4 hours in a 108-degree cell

A 48-year-old woman inmate at the Perryville prison in Goodyear Arizona died after being left for four hours in an outdoor holding cell. She had first and second degree burns…

Godfrey Moyo – prisoner or patient?

Godfrey Moyo – prisoner or patient?

On 6 July 2009, an inquest jury recorded a highly critical verdict of neglect in the death of Godfrey Moyo in HMP Belmarsh. Twenty-five-year-old Godfrey Moyo, a Zimbabwean, died while…

The Leeds prisoner who was ‘treated worse than a dog’

The Leeds prisoner who was ‘treated worse than a dog’

A vulnerable model prisoner whose treatment in Armley jail was described as "monstrous" killed himself in his cell. The man, a remand prisoner with no criminal record, was treated 'worse…

Charity group INQUEST: Dismay at first death of female prisoner in 2009

Charity group INQUEST: Dismay at first death of female prisoner in 2009

INQUEST notes with sadness the self-inflicted death of 36 year old Alison Colk in HMP Styal on 8 January 2009, a prison with a disturbing history of deaths of vulnerable…

Lack of 24-hour watch on prisoner at Rye Hill jail led to death of vulnerable young man

Lack of 24-hour watch on prisoner at Rye Hill jail led to death of vulnerable young man

A vulnerable prisoner, whose mental health deteriorated while he was isolated in jail before he killed himself, should have been on a 24-hour watch, said a retired prison health boss.…