Every year since 1999, the UFFC holds its annual remembrance procession from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street to remember loved ones who have died in custody. We have been marching for the past 18 years – join us this year!
Month: September 2016
The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail in 2015, will get $1.9 million in a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit. The case brought national attention to the problem of jailhouse suicide and deaths, particularly those of black women.
Neglect by one of England’s largest mental health trusts contributed to the death of a boy, a coroner has ruled. Chris Brennan, 15, died at Bethlem Royal Hospital, south London in 2014. He had been admitted six weeks before after self harming.
“Thanks to Dane Cobain for this write-up on the Youth Voices 4 Justice event”: Hi, folks! I’ve got something a little bit different to you today. I was lucky enough to be invited to perform at the Youth Voices 4 Justice Benefit show in Birmingham.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said it will not prosecute police officers over the death in custody of Sean Rigg in 2008. They said there was “insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of a conviction”.
Police in Columbus, Ohio, say officers were responding to a report of an armed robbery Wednesday night when they encountered a person who pulled what appeared to be a gun from his waistband.
The family of Indigenous woman Rebecca Maher is desperately seeking answers about how their daughter died in NSW police custody, after they sighted a report saying no illegal drugs or alcohol had been found in her system.
The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody (IAP) have published their End of Term report that covers the period up to August 2016. Progress of the IAP priorities, annual statistics on deaths in custody and more.