Hopes were high when the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was launched in April 2004 that there would now be a reformed police complaints system – providing legal rights for complainants – that was above all independent, so that police were not investigating themselves.
Author: Tippa Naphtali
A vulnerable model prisoner whose treatment in Armley jail was described as “monstrous” killed himself in his cell. The man, a remand prisoner with no criminal record, was treated ‘worse than a dog’ by prison staff in the days before his death it was alleged at an inquest.
The anti-racist movement has lost one of its foremost fighters. Steve Cohen was not the easiest of men or the least controversial of campaigners, but he has left behind him a host of tangible achievements that few can rival.
A vulnerable prisoner, whose mental health deteriorated while he was isolated in jail before he killed himself, should have been on a 24-hour watch, said a retired prison health boss.
Police informant found hanged in his cell in 2002 had told solicitor he wanted to retract false statements he had made in a series of court cases.
Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a prisons campaigner who was found dead near her daughter’s grave. Pauline Campbell, 60, originally from Whitchurch, Shropshire, was found dead in Malpas, Cheshire, on 15 May.
The 4WardEver Campaign UK in collaboration with Migrant Media (Makers of the film INJUSTICE) have set up a memorial site in remembrance of Pauline Campbell, a tireless campaigner against deaths of women in custody since the tragic death of her daughter Sarah in 2003.
Prisons campaigner Pauline Campbell has died, the advice group Inquest said today. Mrs Campbell, from Whitchurch, Shropshire, became a member of the organisation after her daughter, Sarah, 18, died of drug overdose at Styal prison in 2003.