INQUEST wins the Longford Prize

Awardoriginally published:
3rd December 2009

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INQUEST, the organisation which assists the families of those who die in custody, has been awarded the 2009 Longford Prize.

The Longford Prize recognises the contribution of an individual, group or organisation working in the area of penal or social reform which has shown ‘outstanding qualities of humanity, courage, persistence and originality’ and was established as part of a trust in memory of the late Labour cabinet minister and outspoken prison reformer Lord Longford.

The prize is sponsored by The Independent newspaper and organised in association with the Prison Reform Trust.

The commendation reads:

‘We award the 2009 Longford Prize to INQUEST for its remarkable perseverance, personal commitment and courage in an area too often under-investigated by the public authorities, and especially for its support of the families of those who have taken their own lives while in the care of the state’.

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