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 than a dog’ by prison staff in the days before his death it was alleged at an inquest.
Month: March 2009
The anti-racist movement has lost one of its foremost fighters. Steve Cohen was not the easiest of men or the least controversial of campaigners, but he has left behind him a host of tangible achievements that few can rival.
Police are targeting thousands of political campaigners in surveillance operations and storing their details on a database for at least seven years, an investigation by the Guardian can reveal.
Sean Hodgson, now 57, saw his “unsafe” conviction for killing Teresa De Simone, 22, in her car in Southampton 30 years ago quashed by senior judges.
Michael Powell died aged 38 in September 2003 after being detained outside his mother’s house in Wilton Street, Lozells. Ten West Midlands police officers were all cleared of using excessive force during a criminal trial at Leicester Crown Court in 2006.
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Life has stood still for Stephen Miller since he was arrested more than 20 years ago and charged with the murder of a young woman in Cardiff. “Not one day goes past without me thinking about the case,” he said. “My life is stuck in 1988.”
Letty Marie Scott, who was to achieve fame as a persistent campaigner for justice for her deaths-in-custody husband, was at the crossroads of Australia’s great cultural conflict.