“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.
The inquest into the self-inflicted death of Emily Hartley has concluded with the jury finding a lack of professionalism at HMP New Hall had contributed to the 21 year old’s death on 23 April 2016.
Four inmates have died at Nottingham Prison in the past four weeks, the BBC has learned. A source, who wanted to remain anonymous, said three deaths were suicide and one was drugs-related, but the causes have not been confirmed.
Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Israel has given unique and detailed scrutiny to the issue of deaths in custody. He’s spoken extensively to the families of men who have killed themselves or died in prisons, or police cells.
Over the last 8+ years 4WardEverUK has compiled one of the largest single online listings of the annual United Families & Friends Campaign protests. UFFC is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in custody.
The only constant is change. Some change is welcome and some is not. Some unwelcome changes are worse than others. Personally, I can’t think of anything worse than losing a loved one in sudden, unexpected, and traumatic circumstances.
An inquest jury found that “neglect” contributed to the death of a young father who died in HMP Chelmsford after being taking into custody when he was in severe mental health crisis.