Author: Zinzi Eka-Naphtali

Women in Prison

200 deaths of imprisoned young people over 10 year period

A new evidence based report examining the experiences and treatment of children and young people who died in prison custody in England and Wales is published by INQUEST and the Prison Reform Trust today. Fatally Flawed: Has the state learned lessons from the deaths of children and young people in prison? is an in-depth analysis of the deaths of children and young people (aged 18-24) while in the care of the state.

Police Officers On Duty

Thousands download stop and search app

More than 2,500 people have so far downloaded an app that gives people useful information about Stop and Search, its creators said. Aaron Sonson, 25, Gregory Paxczowski, 21 and Satwant Singh Kenth, 27, launched the free Stop and Search phone app in 2010 with an aim of making the controversial policing tactic easier to understand.

Bizarre ‘suicide’ probe intensifies

Police in Jonesboro, Ark. believe Carter, 21, killed himself July 29 with a single gunshot to the temple while inside the back of a police car — but his hands were double handcuffed behind his back and the officers had twice searched him for contraband, finding only about $10 worth of marijuana.

National Fathers Day vigils make a mark (Pt2)

On 17th June 2012 people gathered at peaceful vigils to remeber fathers that have died in police, prison, mental health and immigration detention. These peaceful vigils took place in Manchester, Birmingham, Central London, Brixton, Tottenham, Sheffield, Slough, High Wycombe and a number of other locations across the country.

National Fathers Day vigils make a mark

On 17th June 2012 people gathered at peaceful vigils to remember fathers that have died in police, prison, mental health and immigration detention. These peaceful vigils took place in Manchester, Birmingham, Central London, Brixton, Tottenham, Sheffield, Slough, High Wycombe and a number of other locations across the country.

The copper, the Lawrence killer’s father, and secret police files that expose a ‘corrupt relationship’

The failure of the original hunt for the killers of Stephen Lawrence will come under fresh scrutiny today following the emergence of secret Scotland Yard files which reveal police concerns about one of the officers involved in the inquiry. The police intelligence reports, obtained by The Independent, outline extensive allegations of corruption against John Davidson, a lead detective investigating the racist murder.

Wandsworth Prison

Death in prison custody 2011 published

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced that there were 57 apparent self-inflicted deaths among prisoners in England and Wales during 2011. Crispin Blunt, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons and Probation said: ’Every death in prison is a tragedy, and affects families, staff and other prisoners deeply.’