The US attorney general has imposed a moratorium on all federal executions while the justice department reviews its policies and procedures on capital punishment. Activists have been pushing for a halt since the Trump administration.
Today the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody publishes ‘Priorities for a prevention of deaths strategy in Immigration Removal Centres’ alongside the Home Office’s proposed Action Plan.
Improving assessments and interventions to reduce suicide risk requires updated evidence on risk factors. We aimed to examine risk factors associated with suicide in prisoners.
The family of Allan Marshall, who died after struggling with up to 13 prison staff, criticised the decision yesterday and said it defied a key recommendation made by a sheriff after investigating his death.
15 years after Ken Fero’s ground-breaking film Injustice, which examined deaths in police custody, comes a compelling follow-up ‘Ultraviolence’ that feels as timely as ever. Screens at BFI Film Festival, 12 October 2020.
Although Black men are more likely to get murdered by the police, Black women have not been exempt from police killings, and often their death is overshadowed by the execution of Black men.
The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment has published the report on its visit to the UK, in May 2019, and response of UK authorities.
INQUEST has published a new briefing on COVID-19: Protecting people in places of custody and detention. The briefing sets out our immediate concerns around the pandemic, focusing on our areas of expertise.