The Nevada Assembly passed a bill that would abolish the death penalty and convert all capital sentences to life without parole. Several similar bills have been floated before, but never made it out of committee.
The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund has unveiled some ambitious plans for the future. It is hoped that the new initiatives will be rolled out over the next 3 years.
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.
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 Although repealed by the Government in 2012, yet 1,000s are still subject to it.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.
In November 2013 following the death of Leon Briggs, after he was held down by police officers in Luton, police watchdog the IPCC confirmed that they would be treating the custody death as a criminal investigation.
Leroy Junior Medford died in police custody in Reading on 2nd April 2017. The Facebook campaign page has been set up by family members and friends to get answers and justice for Leroy.
Family, friends and supporters have pledged to continue fighting for justice for 25 year-old Edson da Costa who died six days after being detained by police | Rest in eternal peace – 14 March 1992 -25 June 2017.