Four inmates have died at Nottingham Prison in the past four weeks, the BBC has learned. A source, who wanted to remain anonymous, said three deaths were suicide and one was drugs-related, but the causes have not been confirmed.
Month: October 2017
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 19 years – join us this year!
Tippa Naphtali, the founder of campaigning news group 4WardEverUK and cousin of custody death victim Mikey Powell, has announced that there will be major changes to the National Family Fund appeal and strategy from April 2018.
A former senior Metropolitan police officer and relative of Rashan Charles, whose death sparked protests in east London, has said that the family is being treated with “disdain” by the force he served for 30 years.
Hundreds of victims of torture have been wrongly locked up in immigration detention centres in the United Kingsom, a high court judge has ruled, following a challenge by seven survivors of serious abuse.
Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Israel has given unique and detailed scrutiny to the issue of deaths in custody. He’s spoken extensively to the families of men who have killed themselves or died in prisons, or police cells.
Three police officers have been found not guilty of lying under oath about a man who died while in custody. Kingsley Burrell, 29, died from cardiac arrest in March 2011, four days after being detained by police.
On 12 January 2011 Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26 year old with Down-syndrome, died in police custody after a dispute over an unpaid movie ticket. His death was considered homicide by asphyxiation at the hands of three off duty police officers.