Texas marked a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday evening, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982. Kimberly McCarthy, who was put to death for the murder of her 71-year-old neighbor, was also the first woman executed in the U.S. in nearly three years.
Month: June 2013
Mental health nurses are to go on patrol with police officers in new pilot schemes across England to improve responses to emergencies. Minister, Norman Lamb, announced the scheme today at the Black Mental Health UK Conference.
In a momentous move the government has today, Thursday, agreed to compensate Kenyans tortured by the British during the 1950s Mau Mau war. Foreign secretary William Hague apologised in parliament to Kenyan victims pledging that Britain would make a payment to survivors totalling £19.9 million and would “support the construction of a memorial in [Kenya’s capital ] Nairobi” to victims of torture.
A man who died in custody after he was found unconscious in a Sheffield police cell has been named by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Neil Budziszewski, 42, was found by custody staff at Ecclesfield police station at about 09:00 BST on 3 May.