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Netpol calls for abolition of police bail conditions for protest arrests

Netpol calls for abolition of police bail conditions for protest arrests

Netpol has called for an end to “extremely broad and deeply authoritarian powers” allowing the police to apply stringent bail conditions against protesters following arrest but prior to deciding upon…

Troubled U.S. executions raise questions about doctors in death chamber

Troubled U.S. executions raise questions about doctors in death chamber

Troubled lethal injections in Oklahoma and Arizona have raised questions whether medical personnel are skilled enough to humanely put an inmate to death.…

Watchdog warns police to resist ‘mission creep’ of Taser

Watchdog warns police to resist ‘mission creep’ of Taser

Police forces must avoid ‘mission creep’ over their deployment of Tasers following a 200% increase in use over the last four years, warned the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).…

Theresa May puts decision on use of water cannon on hold

Theresa May puts decision on use of water cannon on hold

No decision is imminent to authorise the use of water cannon on the streets of Britain despite the fact that the first of three German vehicles bought by the mayor…

Police access to phone records becomes law

Police access to phone records becomes law

Emergency legislation giving the police and security services access to people's phone and internet records cleared the Lords today (17 July 2014) will become law.…

IRR Race & Class: The business of child detention

IRR Race & Class: The business of child detention

The latest issue of Race & Class examines the consequences of the co-option of charities and voluntary organisations within the immigration detention market. In 2010 the British government announced that…

Breaking point: Prison officer numbers cut

Breaking point: Prison officer numbers cut

Breaking point: Prison officer numbers in England and Wales cut by 30 per cent in three years. The number of prison officers in England and Wales has been cut by…

Detained Fast Track leads to unacceptable risk of unfairness

Detained Fast Track leads to unacceptable risk of unfairness

A high court judge has ruled that a series of failings in the Detained Fast Track lead to an ‘unacceptable risk of unfairness’. The judgment follows a legal challenge brought…