Female transgender prisoners will be housed separately from other inmates at a prison in Surrey for the first time in the UK. A wing at HMP Downview, in Sutton, will be used to hold three transgender prisoners without access to other inmates.
Author: Gaynor Kuye
The sister of former paratrooper Christopher Alder who died in police custody 20 years ago says she “absolutely loves” a new graffiti tribute. The artwork is by well known Hull graffiti artist Preston Fox.
Trainee gas engineer Sheku Bayoh, 31, died in May 2015 after being restrained by officers responding to a call about a man with a knife in Kirkcaldy, Fife. A weapon was later found nearby.
A retired senior policeman will not face criminal charges over his evidence to an inquiry into the shooting of an unarmed man. Prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to charge former Asst Chief Constable Steven Heywood.
A Supreme Court has cleared the way for a trial or settlement in a lawsuit against a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid in 2010. She was shot in the head while she slept on a couch.
INQUEST has today released Still Dying on the Inside: Examining Deaths in Women’s Prisons. The report highlights the lack of action from successive governments and puts forward recommendations on community-based services.
Last year 12,666 people were forcibly deported from the UK – an average of nearly 35 people every day, often on commercial flights filled with holidaymakers, families and business travellers.
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.