Aged 18 he committed three violent offences and was convicted. He was told the minimum time he’d be in prison would be three and a half years. But 16 years and 17 jails later he’s still there, “left to rot”, he says.
Month: March 2021
The UK Government says that major reform of the Mental Health Act will empower individuals to have more control over their treatment and deliver on a key manifesto commitment.
Celia Stubbs, whose partner Blair Peach was killed by police 42 years ago, hopes her appearance at the Undercover Policing Inquiry will help her discover why she was spied on for decades.
Three more First Nations people have died in custody. It brings the total number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have died in state care over the past three decades to more than 440.
The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $27m to settle a civil lawsuit with the family of George Floyd, even as jury selection was under way in the murder trial of the former police officer, Derek Chauvin, who killed him.
The way in which police officers restrained a man with drug-induced psychosis “more than minimally” contributed to his death in Luton in 2013, an inquest jury in Milton Keynes has found by unanimous verdict.
UNGRIPP campaigns on behalf of prisoners and ex-prisoners serving the Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection in England and Wales. Although repealed by the Government in 2012, yet 1,000s are still subject to it.
The campaign set up their Facebook page for the families of Marc Cole and Adrian McDonald. Two young men, both devoted fathers. Both killed by police taser, baton and dog restraint during a mental health crisis.