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.
Three female prisoners have died in the space of 10 days across England, in what campaigners have branded an “incredibly worrying” sign that deaths in the women’s jails are rising again.
The Ministry of Justice has today (26 July 2018) released the latest statistics on safety, deaths and self-harm in custody. The data shows that levels of self-harm and violence in prison continues to escalate.
26-year-old Aboriginal man David Dungay jnr died on December 29, 2015 after pleading for his life in the mental health wing of Sydney’s Long Bay jail. He suffered a cardiac arrest when he was pinned down.
For almost three years, the family of an Indigenous Australian man who died in a Sydney prison complex after being pinned down by correctional officers has waited for answers. Their wait will continue.
Shocking video footage of the death in custody of an Indigenous Australian man has been aired in court for the first time, depicting five officers restraining a man who said 12 times that he could not breathe.
“At 11pm on 7th November 2015, I got the phone call that every mum and dad dreads. The governor from the now closed prison, Glen Parva, phoned to say that my child Jake had tried to take his own life.”
INQUEST has today released Still Dying on the Inside: Examining Deaths in Women’s Prisons. The report highlights the lack of action from successive governments and puts forward recommendations on community-based services.