The Ministry of Justice today [22nd July 2010] published its Safer in Custody Statistics Bulletin for 2009 which provides an analysis on deaths, self harm and violence in prison. The statistics are an important source of information for those interested in understanding and improving safety in prison and other custodial settings.
Month: July 2010
The woman who was shot and killed by police after she allegedly slashed three officers in her home yesterday morning had a history of mental illness, yet attempts to provide her treatment had failed, right up until the hours before the shooting, according to police, court records, and interviews with friends and neighbors.
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On 30th June, 2010 Jennifer Cooper of Wolverhampton, was walking down the street outside her home taking some food to her diabetic mother who lives just a few doors away. Without any warning she received a forceful kick in the back so that she fell forward sustaining injuries.
Other than their egregious history of colonialism, impenetrable regional accents and soccer hooliganism, the British have a well-earned reputation for being very, very civilized. Quite!