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.
Following the latest statistics on prison deaths in England, Ali Cloak considers the findings and explores the inequality of funding for families in prison inquests. the number of deaths in prison have are the highest since the 1970s.
On 22 January INQUEST published a report exposing dangerous, longstanding failures across the prison estate and historically high levels of deaths in custody. This national scandal offers unique insight and analysis into findings from 61 prison.
Deputy State Coroner Derek Lee has found that no one was to blame for the death of David Dungay Jnr, who died in 2015, and recommended no charges or sanctions against the prison officers involved in his death.
A report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman notes: “We are concerned that healthcare staff at Chelmsford did not fully understand the correct process for transferring prisoners under the Mental Health Act.
The mother of a boy who hanged himself in prison after being relentlessly bullied said she would have “camped outside every single day” if she had known just how damaging an environment it was.